Ivorian priorities

May 23, 2011

Source: Radio Netherlands Worldwide

By Bram Posthumus, Monrovia

Photo: International Justice Desk (RNW)

President Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast says he wants national dialogue and reconciliation and an end to impunity. Noble intentions – but his country may have more pressing issues to deal with and what is more: not everyone is prepared to reconcile

‘We lost two of our friends. One of them we found with a hole in his head, the other one they had tried to burn. I took pictures of them. They’re in my cellphone.’

‘When they entered our town, we ran. They were shooting everywhere. They killed people. They killed our brother.’

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