Côte d'ivoire : at least 4 dead in protests against the nomination dAlassane Ouattara - The Point

The situation tends more and more to the approach of the election on 31 October. The opposition and members of civil society have called for a protest this Thur

Côte d'ivoire : at least 4 dead in protests against the nomination dAlassane Ouattara - The Point

The situation tends more and more to the approach of the election on 31 October. The opposition and members of civil society have called for a protest this Thursday, as the authorities had banned any gathering for non-compliance with " appropriate procedures ". To Bonoua (South-East), home of the ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo, a young 18-year-old was killed during clashes with the forces of order, announced to the AFP Jean-Paul Améthier, the mayor of the city. "The office of Bonoua has been vandalized by angry protesters" has testified Hervé Niamkey, a capita. The situation was tense Thursday night in this city crossed by the international highway that links Abidjan to Ghana.

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a string of protests and violence

The violence three people were killed Wednesday in Daoukro, stronghold of former president Henri Konan Bédié, age 86, a former ally of Alassane Ouattara, but who judges his candidacy for a third term" illegal ". Himself was invested as a presidential candidate by the democratic Party of Ivory Coast (PDCI), the main opposition. The victims have been killed in clashes between his supporters and young people supporting president Ouattara. "Calm returned shyly, but we deplore the death of three persons," said a security source, under the cover of anonymity. Witnesses have also reported three deaths.

further clashes took place Thursday between demonstrators and forces of order, including in the economic capital Abidjan. These events were attended by several hundred people. "We are pushing for the departure of president Ouattara, because its application violates the Constitution. We do not want to accept a third term ", explained Hervé Séka, in the district of Anono.

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Several neighbourhoods in different cities and towns

In the popular neighborhood of Yopougon, clashes between police and demonstrators have paralyzed traffic. In Port-Bouet, a neighborhood overlooking the sea and home to the port and airport of Abidjan, dozens of demonstrators blocked the main road, some waving placards, "ADO, get out !" in reference to the initials of president Alassane Dramane Ouattara. In the chic neighbourhood of Cocody, the riot squads had been deployed in large numbers. The police have arrested a group of women singing the Abidjan, the country's national anthem. The situation remained volatile in the rest of the country. Incidents have notably taken place in San Pedro, the second port of the country (South-West). In Adzopé, near Abidjan, women dressed in white in the traditional sign of anger invaded the main track. Trees were slaughtered to cripple the road axis Abengourou-Agnibilekro, in the East.

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Thursday at Ferkessédougou (Northern), fief of Guillaume Soro, a former ally of Alassane Ouattara spent in opposition and now in exile in France, the weekly market is emptied after rumours about a protest march, noted a correspondent of the AFP. "Today, we all fear," testified Mourlaye Koné, an employee of the company sugar. "This is not finished. As Guillaume Soro is not returned to the country, we will continue, " promised a supporter of the former leader of the rebellion, referred to by various judicial procedures, but the ambition is always to be presidential candidate.

supporters of Alassance Ouattara will defer to the State

the violence did not deter the Rally of houphouëtistes for democracy and peace (RHDP), the party of president Ouattara, to announce on Thursday that it would be formally invested as the candidate on the 22nd of August, at a large rally in Abidjan. "We're going to ask the State to take its responsibilities on the events of Bonoua, where there have been fatalities," said a part of the movement, Adama Bictogo. The new president, Alassane Ouattara, 78 years old, had been elected in 2010 in the face of the head of State outgoing, Laurent Gbagbo. The latter had refused to accept his loss, plunging the country into crisis, until his arrest by the forces of his rival, supported by the French forces and the UN.

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Divergence strong around the resetting or not of the meter warrants

Ouattara was re-elected in 2015, and then announced in march to pass the baton to his Prime minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly for the October election. But the latter died July 8 of a heart attack. After this death, Mr. Ouattara was announced on 6 August that his candidacy to stand finally a third term. The Constitution limits to two terms of presidency, but opposition and government are in disagreement on the interpretation of the reform adopted in 2016 : the supporters of Ouattara say that it has given the meter of the warrants to zero, its opponents consider it to be unconstitutional for a third nomination.

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Updated Date: 14 August 2020, 03:33

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