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Ivory Coast Islamists Accused of Massacering 1,000 Christians

04/04/2011 1 comment

News coming out of the Ivory Coast over the past 48 hours is painting a bleak picture involving a thousand civilians hacked to death with machetes by forces loyal to Muslim leader Alassane Ouattara:

U.S. pushing Muslim to replace Christian – WND – “The Ivory Coast is facing the forced Islamist takeover of its government, a move being pushed by the United States and United Nations, whose leaders reportedly are ignoring the nation’s own procedures that determined Laurent Gbagbo, a Christian, legitimately was re-elected president, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin…

The constitutional council had determined that there was sufficient evidence of vote-rigging in the northern part of the country controlled by Islamists to make the final determination that Gbagbo, the incumbent president, had won the hotly contested election last November.”

The next Rwanda? ‘In all districts of Abidjan there is gunfire’Herald Scotland – “A massacre in a Roman Catholic mission compound in the heart of the Ivory Coast’s cocoa-producing region could come to be seen as a crucial moment in the West African state’s escalating civil war… Early reports suggested that more than 800 people, largely from the Gbagbo-supporting Gueré tribe, were killed in a single day at the sprawling Salesian Saint Teresa of the Child Jesus mission in Duekoue, 300 miles west of Abidjan towards the Liberian border. The attackers seem to have been largely soldiers descended from Burkina Faso immigrant Muslim families loyal to Ouattara.”

Ivory Coast: aid workers find 1,000 bodies in DuekoueUK Telegraph – “Charity workers who reached Duekoue said it appeared the killings had taken place in a single day, shortly after the town fell to troops loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the man internationally-recognised as having won last year’s presidential election.”

Nearly One Million Ivorians Uprooted by Conflict: UNHCR

03/25/2011 Leave a comment

“By Stephany Nebehay – GENEVA (Reuters) – Up to one million Ivorians have now fled fighting in the main city Abidjan alone, with others uprooted across the country, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday as violence escalated in a 4-month power struggle.

Hours ahead of a U.N. Security Council debate, France announced it had submitted a draft U.N. resolution banning the use of heavy weapons in Abidjan. The United Nations has accused forces loyal to incumbent Laurent Gbagbo of such attacks, which his camp strenuously denies.

‘The massive displacement in Abidjan and elsewhere is being fuelled by fears of all-out war,’ UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told a news briefing in Geneva.

‘Available estimates are that between 700,000 and one million could now be displaced,’ Fleming told reporters.”  Read more.

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