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A series of essays which go into detail on the July 2019 acquittal of Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé from the International Criminal Court.
Franco-Cameroonian historian and investigative journalist Charles Onana was the first researcher to publish a thorough analysis in November 2011 with Côte d'Ivoire, Le coup d'état followed in 2013 by France-Côte d'Ivoire, La Rupture, an investigation into the 2004 Bouaké affaire.
Listen to an interview of Charles Onana on Côte d'Ivoire, Le coup d'état
Franco-Cameroonian journalist Théophile Kouamouo found himself at age 27 working as a stringer in Abidjan for the world-wide acclaimed French newspaper Le Monde. To his surprise in 2002 when he noticed that his articles were edited at LeMonde headquarters in Paris and did not correspond to what he was witnessing on the ground, Kouamouo quit his job with Le Monde and went on to set up his own newspaper in Abidjan and later in exile from Paris.
French journalist Fanny Pigeaud published this detailed history of the post-election crisis of 2010-11, France-Côte d'Ivoire, une histoire tronquée in 2015.
In 2017 she revealed the Ocampo leaks in French newspaper Médiapart which exposed French diplomacy's use of lawfare in Côte d'Ivoire via the International Criminal Court.
She also co-authored a book with Ndongo Sylla on the West African monetary system, the CFA franc, whose Italian translation was launched in Rome in May 2019.
Watch the video of book presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe2yao9j3Dg
Testimonies of Ivorians
Bernard Houdin being both French and Ivorian has a special insight into the recent history of Côte d'Ivoire. As spécial representative of Laurent Gbagbo in Europe he also took on the difficult task of lobbying for the acknowledgement of the recent history of the country which was widely distorted. Houdin wrote two historical accounts, much of which is also first hand testimony.
Gbagbo, un homme, un destin : Chronique d'une victoire anoncée, Côte d'Ivoire 1990-2018 in 2018 and Les Ouattara, une imposture ivoirienne in 2015.
Listen to an interview with Bernard Houdin
Journalist and author Grégory Protche started off writing for the music and hip-hop press (Get Busy, The Poster, Radikal, 5Styles) as well as Liberation, Art Press, DS, Blast, The Medina, The notebooks of the football, The Sun). In 2004, he founded with Karim Boukercha the newspaper Tant pis pour vous. In 2005, he joined the legendary African satirical Le Gri-Gri International where he became the editor in 2006.Protsche followed closely the events in Côte d'Ivoire. Listen to him as he talks of the special edition of the Gri Gri Internationale dedicated to the 2011 Ivorian regime change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgloGnG3QG0&feature=emb_title
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