NATIONAL PRESS REVIEW FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
The CNRD decides to participate in legislative elections
Fraternité Matin – Nouveau Réveil- After their meeting with the Minister of State, and Minister of Interior, the members of the National Congress for Democratic Resistance (CNRD) have decided to take part in the legislative elections. This meeting came after that of last Saturday at the Minister of state’s residence. According to both parties, important decisions were taken. "I just received the delegation of some parties, members of the CNRD. I met with them at my home to resume the dialogue between the state and political parties. This is our second meeting, "Minister Hamed Bakayoko said to the press. On behalf of the CNRD, Seri Dehoua expressed the full satisfaction of his delegation. "The Minister of State, on behalf of the Government, gave us a number of assurances concerning for example the imprisoned journalists. We felt that the government want to continue the dialogue (...) We have therefore decided to participate to the elections” he said.
The Independent Electoral Commission allows voters who have lost their voting cards to vote.
Agence Ivoirienne de Presse, Soir Info - The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has decided to allow voters who have lost their voting card to participate in the legislative elections on December 11. However, according to a statement that AIP was given a copy of, these voters should be registered on the electoral list and the list of their polling stations. They must have a copy of their Identity Card with their picture on it.
China has offered computers and computer equipment to the IEC
Le Democrate, Nord-Sud, and Le Patriote - The Chinese Ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire, Wei Wenhua, offered 180 laptops, 250 desktops, 250 printers, 600 mobile phones, six photocopiers to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Monday, at the headquarters of that institution in II Plateaux. The total cost of this material is 400 million cfa.
Bacongo Cissé, the candidate of the RDR of Koumassi is angry.
Soir Info - Minister Ibrahima Cissé Bacongo, the head of the RDR’s candidates in Koumassi criticized on Monday the fact that the candidate of the PDCI, Ndohi Raymond deployed in the streets of Koumassi and near his headquarters men in uniform. ''This is unacceptable,'' Bacongo Cissé said. He called the Chief of Staff of the army, Soumaila Bakayoko, and the commander Issiaka Wattao Ouattara to express his anger.
Gbagbo before the International Criminal Court: "I do not regret to be here. We have to proceed on to the end"
L’Inter - Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo appeared on Monday, for the first time before the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the organization's headquarters in Hague. We offer you the first statement he made, himself, on the post-electoral crisis, the role of France and the conditions of his detention in Cote d’Ivoire and at the ICC.
Madam, the conditions of my detention by the Court in Hague is correct. These are normal conditions of detention of a human being. The conditions of my arrest were not. I was arrested on April 11, 2011 under the French bombs. The residence of the President of the Republic was bombed from March 31 to April 11. On April 11, the residence was already completely destroyed. We hide in the holes of the residence. Fifty French tanks surrounded the residence while French helicopters were bombarding us. It was in these conditions that I was arrested. I saw before me my interior minister, Desire Tagro dying. I saw my eldest son- who is still detained in Cote d’Ivoire. I do not know why he was arrested, perhaps because he is my son-. I saw him being beaten. I saw my personal physician who was with me, Dr. Blé, who is still detained in Korhogo being beaten. I thought even he would die. Thanks God, he did not but Tagro was unlucky. In those circumstances I was arrested. I do not want to continue because we are not in the trial. It was the French army that did the work and brought us to Alassane Ouattara’s forces, which were not regular forces of Côte d'Ivoire because the regular forces were working with me. We were taken to the Hotel du Golf at the campaign headquarters of Mr. Alassane Ouattara on April 11. And April 13, UNOCI took me and my personal physician to Korhogo, 600 km north from Abidjan. I was quartered in a house. There were a bed with mosquito net and a shower. I had two meals a day, at my request, because I was offered three. But in general, I do not eat three meals a day, I eat only two. So the problem was not there. But I did not see the sun, I knew what was happening in the sky when it rained on the roof. I did not see the sun. The few times I saw the sun is when my lawyers came. They came after solving many difficulties.
Guiglo: Maho Glofiéhi arrested
Le Patriote, Fraternité Matin, Notre Voie, Soir Info, and L’Inter - Maho Glofiéhi, the leader of the Liberation Front of the Great West (FLGO), was arrested yesterday. He was arrested by the FRCI. At the announcement of his arrest, the population as one man rushed at the place of his detention to lynch him. He was then transported to a military camp in Abidjan.
The RDR candidate burnt on Sunday died yesterday.
Soir Info - Narcisse Gaoudé, the candidate of the RDR in the electoral district of Logoualé badly burned on Sunday, December 4, 2011, in an apartment in Man is dead. The true circumstances of what happened to him remained to be elucidated. Today, it seems that he was murdered.
The FRCI burst into a village of Oumé and killed one resident and injured three.
L’Inter – The Republican Forces of Cote d’Ivoire killed one resident of Donfohouo in the region of Oumé and wounded three. The rest of the inhabitants ran away to safety in the forest.