Continued fighting and looting in Ivory Coast have marred President Alassane Ouattara‘s first two weeks in office. The four month post-electoral standoff came to an end when pro-Ouattara forces captured the outgoing president, Laurent Gbagbo, but fighting has been slow to end in the capital, Abidjan. This was demonstrated by the recent killing of the high-profile militia leader Ibrahim “IB” Coulibaly and the discovery of mass graves in the neighbourhood of Yopougon. Last weekend, Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan and Mary Robinson travelled to Abidjan to encourage national reconciliation. A truth and reconciliation commission has been established after the South African model and will be led by the the ex-prime minister, Charles Konan Banny.… Seguir leyendo »
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