Ouattara supporters fight each other in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast map

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Ouattara allies turn on each other

Friday 22 April 2011

Ivory Coast‘s new army turned its guns on a former ally today, even though his troops had helped install the new president.

In Abidjan, heavy machine-gun fire rocked the suburb of Abobo near renegade warlord Ibrahim Coulibaly‘s headquarters.


Extrajudicial executions carried out in Côte d’Ivoire: here.

Human Rights Watch warned today that Ivory Coast’s military has undertaken a swift, brutal and illegal campaign of arbitrary arrest and detention in response to violence that ensued following last year’s post-election crisis: here.

6 thoughts on “Ouattara supporters fight each other in Ivory Coast

  1. Political killings still very common

    IVORY COAST: Political killings happen “almost daily” in Ivory Coast, Human Rights Watch warned on Thursday.

    Areas loyal to former president Laurent Gbagbo had been deserted by residents fearing reprisals and security forces have been “arbitrarily arresting young men” from ethnic groups supposedly aligned with him.

    In the town of Youpougon “at least 149” had been tortured and killed.

    The group said that security forces had carried out at least 54 extra-judicial executions at detention sites.



  2. Company finds oil off Ivory Coast

    IVORY COAST: British-based transnational Tullow Oil said on Thursday that it had discovered oil off the shore of Ivory Coast.

    A year and a half ago the company began pumping crude from an offshore field in neighbouring Ghana worth billions of dollars.

    Ivory Coast is already the world’s largest cocoa producer but over 40 per cent of the population still live below the poverty line, barely surviving on less than £1 per day.



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