Generosity on the double.Wonder why?
France forgives Ivory Coast’s debt worth $4bn
In the 8th district of Paris, police surround a contingent of predominantly Ivorian demonstrators who were chanting pro-Gbagbo slogans. The banners included references to France being a “friend of dictators like Ouattara” and called the current president an “assassin”.
Demonstrators hold up signs that refer to the Ivorian leader whom the French had backed as a “war criminal and genocidaire”.Â A banner reads: “The French people and [former president] Sarkozy lied to us. He bombed Ivorians in order to install Ouattara”.
Sure thing. States develop so much better under Islam.
Ivory Coast’s president says France’s decision to forgiveÂ $4.67bn in debt will help his impoverished country develop.
Alassane Ouattara was in Paris on Thursday, meeting with Francois Hollande, France’s president,Â two days after the agreement to cancel the debt by the former colonial master.
That deal stems from an earlier decision by a group of Western creditorÂ nations called the Paris Club.
(The Muslim) Ouattara took office after disputed November 2010 elections that leftÂ thousands Â (of Christians) dead in post-vote violence. His pedecessor,Â Laurent Gbagbo, is now facing international charges of crimes against humanity.
That’s the Christian thug who was outed by the Muslim thug.
France’s decision promptedÂ pro-Gbagbo supporters in Paris on Monday to protest against French backing of the ousting of the former president, who they see as the country’s rightful leader.
A crackdown on Christians?Â
Around 100 demonstrators assembled in the square in front of the Saint Philippe-du-Roule church, but police began to arrest the Gbagbo supporters once they refused to leave the park.
Whatever it takes to please the Muslims….
While playing Ivorian music and dancing, the protesters chanted anti-Ouattara and anti-imperialist slogans. Scores were loaded onto at least three police buses.
National Police surrounded the triangular park from all sides, cordoning off demonstrators inside and outside of the area where people would be forcibly removed.
Most of those arrested were of Ivorian origin, although a few non-African French activists were also taken away.
Ivory Coast headed to the brink of civil war in early 2011 when Gbagbo refused to concede defeat after losing theÂ presidential runoff vote to Ouattara.
After months of violence,Â Ouattara was sworn in as president in May 2011, but tension between hisÂ supporters and Gbagbo’s remain high.
French and UNÂ troops fought along side those of Ouattara during a months-long offensive that toppled Gbagbo.
And Â Mrs Clinton couldn’t run to the UN fast enough to ‘legalise’ it all by getting the blessing of the OIC.