Tag Archive for ‘ECOWAS’
“This evening Liberia is silent and we’re thinking what happening to our country”, a young Liberian trader interviewed by our correspondent said; “why these people can’t sit on the table and find solution but everyone thinks they bigger than the country and when things get bad, they’ll take their American passports and leave the mess for us to suffer”, he nodded his head in dismay”.
ECOWAS Leaders Reluctant to Use Force: Fear of Being Bogged Down in Urban War and the Potential Reprisals on Millions of people from Ghana, Nigeria and Burkina Faso living in the Ivory Coast
France 24- A delegation of African leaders left the Ivory Coast late Monday after failing to convince Gbagbo to cede power to Ouattara, who has been internationally recognised as the winner of the Ivorian election of November 28. The joint AU-ECOWAS statement said Gbagbo had “agreed to negotiate a peaceful end to the crisis without… Read More ›
Int’l Coup D’etat in Ivory Coast: Ousting Gbagbo- Applying the Laws of the Jungle, “Might Makes Right”
“Calling for Laurent Gbagbo, a legal, constitutional, and legitimate President of Ivory Coast to cede power a person who is an illegal, unconstitutional and illegal winner of the Ivorian election to be President of the Ivory Coast is a very bad dangerous precedents we see unfolding championed, unfortunately by the International community. There is nothing anywhere called legitimate force ECOWAS can use as excuse to evade the sovereignty of the Ivory Coast and overthrow a legitimate President and replace him with a illegitimate winner of the Ivorian election as President of Ivory Coast”.
“Nigeria President and Chairman of the Economic Community of West Africa States,(ECOWAS), Goodluck Johnathan said on Wednesday the three-man Presidential delegation to deliver an ultimatum to embattled Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo to step down or be forced from office by the West Africa bloc, will be returning to Abidjan on January 3, 2011 for further negotiation. “They came back to give a report, but they are going back”, The ECOWAS boss said. ” People are negotiating. We are discussing. That is why they are going back”. The Nigeria leader did not give details of the negotiation”.
Liberia is noted for its uncharacteristic hospitality, hardly found anywhere else and it surely came into focus when Ivorians fleeing the crisis in Ivory Coast for safety and fear that the conflict could burst into a full blown war are entering Liberia daily by the thousands. According to Liberia Information Minister Cletus Sieh in an interview with BBC Focus… Read More ›
AFP – Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo’s regime rejected Saturday an “unacceptable” threat by West African leaders to oust him through force, branding it a “Western plot directed by France.” Ahoua Don Mello, spokesman for Gbagbo’s government, also warned military action by members of the Economic Community of West African States could put millions of… Read More ›
Reuters By RFI-France has advised its nationals living in Côte d’Ivoire to leave the country after UN head Ban Ki-Moon said there was “a real risk” of a return to civil war. Germany followed suit on Wednesday in recommending its nationals leave the country. On Wednesday, French government spokesman Francois Baroin told reporters that France… Read More ›
France 24-In his first televised speech since the disputed Nov. 28 run-off, Ivorian strongman Laurent Gbagbo called for an international review of the country’s political crisis even as he insisted he was the legitimate president. In his first televised speech since the disputed Nov. 28 presidential runoff, Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo called for an international… Read More ›
RFI-Gbagbo supporters slam foreign sanctions UN forces guard the UN HQ in AbidjanReuters/Thierry GouegnonBy RFI International sanctions on Côte d’Ivoire’s Laurent Gbagbo are “a threat to Ivory Coast”, says a top adviser to the recalcitrant Ivorian leader, while his interior minister told RFI that they “make me smile”. The US on Tuesday slapped a travel… Read More ›
“We will not acheive the meaning of our purpose of this article if we fail to pay tribute to all our fallen beloved countrymen as the result of November 12, 1985 coup. We pay special tribute to an outstanding and very bright young Liberian journalist, Charles Gbeyon who was killed on this by the Doe government for doing nothing wrong but his noble responsibility, covering the events of the coup as they were unfolding but instead met his untimely death”.