August 19, 2019

Ivory Coast “on the brink of genocide”

Alassane Outtara - President Elect of Ivory Coast, but at the moment he is only the president of his hotel.

Youssoufou Bamba, Cote d’Ivoire President Ouattara’s newly appointed ambassador to the United Nations has warned that the country is “on the brink of genocide,”

Alassane Ouattara won last months presidential election from long term incumbant Laurent Gbagbo. The only problem was that Gbadgo refused to go and declared himself the winner claiming the vote was rigged.

This is a new twist on an old theme in this kind of election, where it is usually the opposition who claim election fraud.

World leaders have urged self-declared President Laurent Gbagbo to cede power in favour of Alassane Ouattara but so far he has refused to budge. His supporters have been accused of stoking ethnic rivalries to try and destabilise the country.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, is upset that there have been calls to attack the Golf Hotel in Abidjan, where Ivory Coast’s president-elect and U.N. security forces are based. He said the UN soldiers were “authorized to use all necessary means to protect its personnel” and any others at the location.

Youth and employment minister Charles Ble Goude said on state television RTI that supporters should “liberate this place with your bare hands” after January 1.

Ban Ki-moon sent a strong reminder to Charlie and his like minded colleagues that “any attack against peacekeepers constitutes a crime under international law, for which the perpetrators and those who instigate them will be held accountable.” Newswarped is not sure when the last time was that the United Nations held anyone accountable for anything, but we won’t spoil the great leaders thunder while he is talking tough.

The international community including the United States, the United Nations, the African Union and the European Union recognise Ouattara as the president-elect of Ivory Coast. The endorsement is based on the results of a November runoff election certified by the country’s Independent Electoral Commission and international observers.

The U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees says that more than 15,000 refugees have fled the Ivory Coast for neighbouring Liberia during the election standoff. We know things must be bad when people see Liberia as a safe place to hang out.