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November 17-21, 2014

Weekly Media Monitoring report for the Côte d'Ivoire
Posted on November 24, 2014


  1. FRCI causes trafic jam in Korhogo
  2. Military demonstrations
  3. IPF leadership race 
  4. Gbagbo trial date set
1. FRCI causes traffic jam in Korhogo

“Les Frci paralysent le trafic routier à Korhogo et Bouaké”, Notre Voix, daily newspaper (pro-Gbagbo, polemical and nationalistic), in French

  • Demonstrations to force the government to pay the money promised to FRCI. Several roads were blocked as well as key transit points in the North of the Country
2. Military demonstrations

“Retour au calme après d’importantes manifestations de militaires” Le Patriote, daily newspaper (pro Alassane Ouattara), in French

  • Demonstrations for better salaries. Hundreds of soldiers were involved in the protests, several cities paralyzed across the country.
  • The government finally gave in
  • Sources say that the decision to protest comes from former rebels who joined the army. 
  • Notre Voix also says that Ouattara has lost control over the military.
3. IPF leadership race

“Retour au calme après d’importantes manifestations de militaires” Soir info, daily tabloid, independent, in French

  • Both candidates, Laurent Gbagbo and Pascal Affi N’Guessan, have been confirmed as such.
4. Gbagbo’s trial date set.

“Laurent Gbagbo ICC: Ivory Coast ex-leader's trial date set” BBC, British media

  • The former President of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, will go on trial for crimes against humanity on 7 July next year.
  • According to the AFP news agency, the ICC is considering whether to merge the trials of Gbagbo and his ally, former minister Charles Ble Goudeand, into one.
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