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Ivorian political leaders make peace after electoral violence

– Advertisement – Ivorian President, Alassane Ouattara, and his main rival, Henri Konan Bédié have smoked the peace pipe following weeks of post elections violence. The two men have announced plans for further engagement after meeting in the commercial capital Abidjan. The government says 85 people have been killed in violence connected with the election in which Mr Ouattara won a controversial third term. A number of opposition leaders have been arrested after they rejected the results of the October 31 presidential elections and set up a rival administration. Following the meeting…

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Ivory Coast: 12 dead in fresh clashes over disputed polls

– Advertisement – At least 12 people are reported dead in clashes between the police and police officers in Ivory Coast over the recently conducted disputed elections. The three were killed in the central-eastern town of M’Batto between Monday and Tuesday when violence erupted over Alassane Ouattara’s third term bid. Nine people also died in violence in two other towns on Monday as the country’s top court validated Ouattara’s election victory. A police spokesperson said calm has been restored in some areas with the deployment of more police officers to…

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Ivory Coast: Thousands flee after controversial election

– Advertisement – Over 3,600 people have fled Ivory Coast into Liberia as they feared post-election violence, according to the UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR). The UNHCR said numbers had surged after the 31 October presidential poll which was won by the incumbent President Alassane Ouattara. President Ouattara according to final election results won a controversial third term with more than 94% of the vote. The constitutional court has also confirmed his election victory despite the opposition claiming widespread fraud and irregularities. The opposition also boycotted the election and called for…

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Ivory Coast: Alassane Ouattara wins re-election with 94% of votes

He secured 94% of the total votes cast with the results expected to be confirmed by the Constitutional Council. Main opposition candidates Pascal Affi N’Guessan and Henri Konan Bédié who boycotted the election got 1% and 2% respectively. The fourth candidate, Kouadio Konan Bertin, also got 2%, according to the official results. African Elections have become a mere formality, electoral bodies don’t even bother to do the right maths. Ivory Coast president’s total votes ➕ opposition surpassed 💯% pic.twitter.com/XnUIpwDp9u — SᗯᗩᕼIᒪI~ᑭᑌᑎᗪIT (@YussufMwinyi) November 3, 2020 – Advertisement – On Monday,…

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Ivory Coast Election: At least five dead as vote counting gets under way

– Advertisement – At least five people have been killed on Saturday during voting in Ivory Coast’s controversial presidential election. Votes are now being counted in a presidential election which was also boycotted by the opposition. Former president, Henri Konan Bédié, and the former prime minister, Pascal Affi N’Guessan, decided to boycott the election which they claim amounts to electoral coup. Most of the anger related to the election was over President Ouattara’s decision to seek a third term in office. That decision has sparked protests and agitations with his…

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Ivorians vote in crucial polls amid opposition boycott

– Advertisement – Ivorians are voting in a controversial presidential election which has been boycotted by the opposition. Former president, Henri Konan Bédié, and the former prime minister, Pascal Affi N’Guessan, decided to boycott the election weeks ago. They have also asked their supporters to disrupt the electoral process which they claim amounts to electoral coup. Laurent Gbagbo and a former prime minister, Guillaume Soro have all been barred from contesting in the election. In Gbagbo’s first public comments since he was toppled in 2011 he said “What awaits us…

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Ivory Coast: Gbagbo says ‘disaster’ awaits in presidential poll

– Advertisement – Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo has said that Saturday’s presidential election will spark “disaster” for the country. Ivorians will be voting in a crucial election on October 31 as tension heightens ahead of the election. The two main challengers to Ivory Coast’s President Alassana Ouattara in the presidential election have said they were boycotting the poll. Former president, Henri Konan Bédié, and the former prime minister, Pascal Affi N’Guessan, made the declaration weeks ago. They have also asked their supporters to disrupt the electoral process which…

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Ivory Coast: Ouattara’s two main presidential rivals boycott poll

– Advertisement – The two main challengers to Ivory Coast’s President Alassana Ouattara in this month’s presidential election have said they are boycotting the poll. Former president, Henri Konan Bédié, and the former prime minister, Pascal Affi N’Guessan, made the declaration on Thursday. They have also asked their supporters to disrupt the electoral process which they claim amounts to electoral coup. Political parties on Thursday started campaigning officially for the presidential election on October 31. A former president, Laurent Gbagbo and a former prime minister, Guillaume Soro have all been barred…

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Ivory Coast: Campaigning for Oct. 31 presidential race begins

– Advertisement – Political parties in Ivory Coast on Thursday started campaigning officially for the presidential election on October 31. Four candidates are contesting the presidential race with key opposition figures being Pascal Affi N’Guessan of the Ivorian Popular Front party and former President Henri Konan Bedie, 86, for the PDCI-RDA party. A former president, Laurent Gbagbo and a former prime minister, Guillaume Soro have all been barred from contesting in the election. President Alassane Ouattara is seeking a third term in office, a decision that has sparked protests and…

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Ivory Coast: Ouattara’s third-term bid sparks protests from citizens

– Advertisement – Thousands of opposition supporters in Ivory Coast on Saturday held a major protest against President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to stand again for office. They gathered in a stadium in the main city, Abidjan, to continue agitations over President Ouattara’s third term bid. Many of them were dressed in the national colours of green and white and carried banners calling the third term bid illegal. Photo: Reuters The country’s main opposition presidential candidate, Henri Konan Bédié had called for a civil disobedience campaign to stop the incumbent Ouattara…

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