WHAT FRANCE WANTS TO HIDE
AFRICA FINALLY OPENS ITS THE EYES AND REFUSES TO “ KILL ITSELF”
Yayi Boni: “Gbagbo is right”
Jacob ZUMA: “Something else needs to be done to resolve the crisis in Ivory Cost rather than demand that one of two leaders struggling for power leave that country”
Chefe de Estado do Benin dá razão a Laurent Gbagbo (Head of state of the Benin gives reason to Laurent Gbagbo )
Jornal de Angola – 19.01.2011 – by Santos Vilola (extract)
Boni Yayi afirmou que a crise política que se vive na Costa do Marfim ocupou grande parte do tempo em que esteve reunido com o Presidente da República.
O Governo do Benin perfilha a posição da Comunidade Económica dos Estados da África do Oeste (CEDEAO), organização regional de que faz parte, a posição sobre a crise na Costa do Marfim. A CEDEAO considerou Alassane Ouatarra vencedor das eleições presidenciais, mas Boni Yayi disse que Laurentino Gbagbo tem razões para reivindicar, defendendo, por isso, uma solução negociada ainda que passe pela partilha de poder pode ajudar a resolver rapidamente a situação.
Boni Yayi affirmed that the political crisis that is lived in the Ivory Coast occupied great part of the time when he got together with the President of the Republic.
The Government of the Benin adopts the position of the Economic Community of the West Africa (CEDEAO), the regional organization that he belongs to, on the crisis in Ivory Coast. The CEDEAO considered at first Alassane Ouatarra winner of the presidential elections, but Boni Yayi said that Laurent Gbagbo has reasons to demand, defending, therefore, a negotiated solution like a share of power that can help to solve the situation quickly.
This information was broadcasted by all the Portuguese-speaking press (Angola, Portugal, Mozambique, etc.) but completely blacked-out by the French-speaking media. We indeed wonder why…..
Zuma slams Gbagbo treatment
Independant – South Africa – 21.01.2011 (extract)
Something else needs to be done to resolve the crisis in Ivory Cost rather than demand that one of two leaders struggling for power leave that country, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.
“If someone lost elections why call on them to leave the country? …why are they pushed out of a country? It’s a bit of a funny way in a democratic country,” said Zuma.
He was talking to journalists in Pretoria while elaborating on some of the discussions that took place on Thursday between himself and Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who is the African Union mediator for Ivory Coast.
Odinga was in Angola on Thursday on his briefing tour on the crisis before coming to South Africa.