PRESS CONFERENCE OF MADAME THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND OF THE FIGHT AGAINST AIDS, MONDAY 07 MARS 2011
Ladies and gentlemen journalists,
First, I would like to greet you and thank you for answering our call.
It is with a bruised heart that I address you to inform you of the devastating effects of the embargo on Ivorian ports.
Indeed, the notification of the implementation of the embargo of the EU on the independent maritime ports of Ivory Coast leads to the impossibility starting from 11th February 2011 to embark EU common products and Pharmaceutical towards our country and that, within the framework of the sanctions imposed on Côte d’Ivoire. Lire la suite
Source: Saoti – Gary K. Busch in ocnus.net 08.03.2011
The long political impasse of the Ivory Coast is coming to an end. The forces of the rebel leader, Alassane Ouattara have failed to get others to remove the elected President of the country, Gbagbo by force, sanction or military provocation. Now, electricity, water and most communications networks are shut off in the Northern rebel areas. Since 28 February the switch has been turned off.
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By Wayourou Zadi-Pauyo
In the tripolarization of the Ivory Coast’s political landscape between former president Henri Konan Bédié, former prime minister Alassane Dramane Ouattara, and sitting president Laurent Gbagbo, the general opinion’s flawed tendency to perceive either one of these individuals as half-gods holding the miraculous key to peace and 3-meals-a-day for the 21-million-strong population of the West African country has morphed from an amusing farce to a severe impediment to the peaceful resolution of the post-electoral deadlock and, by extension, of the 20-year crisis the country has been enduring.
This vasly erroneous perception, compounded by acute pressures from powerful neo-colonialist interests (namely from France and the peon institutions it manipulates, i.e. the United Nations Security Council and the ECOWAS), fuels the dangerous escalation of the Ivorian crisis while simultaneously misguiding their strategic allocation of diplomatic influence in the direction of an all-out civil war. Lire la suite
(AND ROBBED THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL OF ITS IMPARTIALITY)
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Read this very attentively. The Ivory Coast undergoes for several years a revolting infringement on its sovereignty led by France.
The reasons of this doggedness are simple: France wants at all costs to place in the head of this country Mr. Alassane Ouattara. Collusive in the coup d’état of 2002, favorable to the rebellion and wanting at all costs Laurent Gbagbo’s head, France is clearly actively involved in this Ivory Coast crisis which has been going on for more than 10 years.
When will this injustice end?
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