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Ivory Coast’s Ouattara and Gbagbo meet after 10 years

– – Ivory Coast’s key political rivals, President Alassane Ouattara and his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo have met face to face for the first time in 10 years. The two held a meeting on Tuesday as part of efforts to reconcile and forge national unity amid political tension. It was the tension between the two political rivals in the wake of the 2010-2011 post-election dispute that sparked a brief civil way a decade ago. That conflict led to the death of more than 3,000 people and got Gbagbo facing trial at…

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Ivorian political rivals Ouattara and Gbagbo to meet

– – The President of Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara is to hold a face to face meeting with his rival and predecessor Laurent Gbagbo on July 27, 2021. A presidential spokesperson who made the announcement on Wednesday said this will be the first for the two since Gbagbo’s return to Abidjan last month. Laurent Gbagbo had spent a decade in exile, facing years of legal procedures at the International Criminal Court for a brief civil war that took place in 2010. The ex-president and his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude…

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Ivorian political leaders make peace after electoral violence

– – 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 described…

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Ivory Coast: Thousands flee after controversial election

– – 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 civil…

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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 – – On Monday, the…

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Ivory Coast: Campaigning for Oct. 31 presidential race begins

– – 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 agitations.…

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