In the spotlight: smiles and hugs in the Ivory Coast

That’s all! “The long-awaited meeting with the Ivorians has just taken place,” he tells usInfodrome. “After ten years of enmity […] a historic meeting “,” Alassane Ouattara and Laurent Gbagbo go hand in hand at the Presidential Palace in Abidjan “, we read on the website. And we also see, because the pictures of the two men are obviously everywhere.

“A fantastic moment” for L’Intelligent d’Abidjan. “Ouattara and Gbagbo are all smiling, as they often were before the 3,000 deaths after the 2010-2011 crisis,” L’Intelligent recalled. “Like good old friends”, headlines L’Avenir. Yes, it was a “warm reunion” confirms Soir Info. In short, a “great reunion”, sums up L’Inter. For L’Intelligent d’Abidjan, they to a greater extent mark “relief” and “hope for lasting peace”. But all this the newspaper notes “in the light of questions and caution.” That’s true, it’s a big step taken, but the hardest part begins, ‘Le Nouveau Réveil also appreciates.

The importance of first words

During these meetings, the first words are always important. The intelligent makes only a few indiscretions and delivers what “Ouattara and Gbagbo said at the time of the award”. When he got out of his car “Laurent Gbagbo wanted to remove his protective mask to greet the President of the Republic, we are told, but the latter gave him cautiously with a wide smile” No, no! so that we can be an example “”. Pretty symbol.

After that, “they immediately threw themselves into each other’s arms,” ​​writes L’Intelligent, and “while they were still intertwined,” President Ouattara said how happy he was to find Laurent Gbagbo. The former president returned the courtesy to him and apologized for being 20 minutes late.

The meaning of the following words

And the following words are also very important. Basically, during their interview, “ex-president” Laurent Gbagbo invited his “ex-rival” to “release the political prisoners”, reportsInfodrome. Yes, L’Infodrome now writes “ex-rival”, that’s another symbol. With this meeting at the top, L’Interle also states that “Ouattara and Ggagbo are restoring confidence”. Gone are the days when the two politicians “saw each other as faience”, “war is an old memory”, the independent newspaper appreciates.

The memory of victims and relatives

But the memories of the victims and their loved ones remain. Some give voice to remind them. Issiaky Diaby in particular “rushed into the stretchers”, says Inter. He is the president of the Ivory Coast sacrificial collective, and he preferred to hold a meditation ceremony at the Williamsville Municipal Cemetery, in the city of Adjamé. He sees this meeting at the top as an “epiphenomenon”, he told Inter. “Reconciliation cannot be reduced to a meeting of two citizens,” he confirms. Issiaka Diaby wants the issue of compensation for victims “to be in place”.

The fate of the victims of this crisis also calls on Senegal. There, Walf believes that if the “two old Caymans from Ivorian politics have shown that they have smoked the peace pipe, the death of three thousand Ivorians due to their political duel is then a loss and a gain. Laurent Gbagbo was acquitted by Cpi, after losing in prison for ten years, like his former minister, Charles Blé Goudé.In the power camp, no legal proceedings have been instituted against a close friend of President Alassane Ouattara, so at the end of the day there is no named culprit for the 2010-2011 crisis. was normal for Ouattara and Gbagbo, the Senegalese newspaper regrets, while the families of the victims are still crying. “Conclusion deWalf: So obviously this is also the” price of reconciliation “, namely” the victim “!

Togolese opponents targeted by Pegasus

To read in the French press. This isThe world, a member of the international media consortium behind the revelations about the Israeli software that told us this Wednesday morning. The newspaper devotes its front page to the Tunisian situation and “Kaïs Saïed’s risky power”, but it also reveals that in Togo “opponents are seen as criminals”. As a professor of medicine met by Le Monde and who has nothing, says the newspaper, “by the dangerous Sahel terrorist or the international Mafioso”. In total, “more than 300 Togolese numbers appear in the list of potential spyware targets”. Among those figures are also “journalists and human rights activists,” said Le Monde, who also emphasized the proximity of Lomé to the Israeli state. Togo is not the only country concerned and about Le Mondepoint’s Lomé regime, it also points in its leader to “Israel’s guilty laissez-faire”.


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