Tag Archives: Côte d’Ivoire

NON AUX PÉDÉS (“No to Fags”) in Côte d’Ivoire

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Recently, workers at the Alternative Côte d’Ivoire off are being attacked my mobs of people opposed to the LGBTI community. Alternative Côte d’Ivoire is an organization working for the rights of the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex) community living with HIV. Just last week alone their director, Claver Touré, and the main office were attacked leaving a few people injured. Not only are these committed workers afraid of another mob attack but have gone into hiding. When will the world learn that each individual needs to be treated as they would want someone to treat them?

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Côte d’Ivoire Massacre leads to Arrest

Militia leader, Amade Oueremi, was arrested this past weekend for participating in a massacre in 2011. Oueremi is accused of the massacre in the western town of Duekoue of those who resisted the election of the current president, President Alassane Ouattara.
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During the 2011 election, former president, President Laurent Gbagbo, lost the election to current the president. Gbagbo refused to step down which led to four months of violence in the country.  During these four months Gbagbo and more than 100 of his supporters were arrested and close to 3,000 people killed.
More details of Oueremi’s prosecution to come…

~Abrina Hillson