New Attack against United Nations troops Ivory Coast, a new war or genocide in the country 301210-1
Defense News - Ivory Coast
Thursday, December 30, 2010, 10:06 AM
Attack against the United Nations troops in Ivory Coast, a new war or genocide in the country.
Following an new attack against the United Nations Forces in Ivory Coast this December 29th, 2010, the tension continues to grow. The partisans of Laurent Gbagbo the incumbent President incite to attack the HQ of Alassane Ouattara, a luxury hotel protected by the UN mission soldiers.
Jordanian soldiers members of the ONUCI patrol on a street of Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Speeches of incentive to violence would be diffused by national television. According to UN sources, the RTI would diffuse speeches which encourage the population to rebel against the ONUCI.
The accusations were levelled by the UN peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy who blamed an attack on a UN convoy, in which a soldier was injured with a machete, on the broadcaster:
Incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo has accused the UN of meddling in his country’s internal politics, It has defied Gbagbo’s order to leave the country, instead extending the mandate for its 10,000 strong force for another six months.
An ambassador of Alassane Ouattara estimates that the country is at the edge of genocide.