Bangui coup makes headlines in Cote d'Ivoire

Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The failed coup in the Central African Republic, ASEC and the release of RDR leader Jean-Jacques Bechio made headlines in the Ivorian media this week.
"Panic in Bangui" headlined 'Notre Voie,' a daily belonging to the ruling Ivorian People's Front (FPI), noting that "the Central African Republic is going through a serious socio- economic crisis.
" Another paper, l'Aurore, wondered when military coups would end in Africa, recalling the attempt in Bangui came barely a month after a failed coup in Burundi.
Ivorian papers also featured the qualification of local sides ASEC and Africa Sports for the next round of African football club competitions.
"Narrow escape for Cote d'Ivoire," wrote Soir Info, which said the victories of Africa Sports and ASEC was a welcome vent for politicians who always use football to cushion off political and economic crises.
The papers also commented on the release of Jean-Jacques Bechio, special adviser to RDR leader Alassane Dramane Ouattara, which Le Patriote (RDR newspaper) intimating the move was evidence that the judiciary is manipulated.

01 june 2001 21:06:00

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