15 June 2012

Cote d'Ivoire: Gbagbo's FPI Rejects Allegations of Coup Plotting and Denounces a 'Rule of Terror'

press release

FPI officials denied accusations from Ivorian authorities that they are the masterminds behind a coup aimed at overthrowing the Ouattara regime. Notre Voie (pp. 2-3) argued that there is no evidence of a coup attempt. The daily alleged that the government's move is meant to find a scapegoat to hide the problems caused by the lack of real leadership in the country.

Le Quotidien (p. 4) for its part noted that the so-called plot is now a pretense the government is using to arrest FPI partisans and to install what the paper called a "rule of terror."

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