Panafrican News Agency

Demos resume in Ivorian cities to protest Ouattara's third term bid

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Several districts of the Ivorian capital, Abidjan, on Monday witnessed demons to heed the call for civil disobedience made by the opposition as protest to the candidacy of outgoing President Alassane Ouattara, as he continues his campaign for the election of October 31.

Demonstrators blocked access roads to some districts where public transport buses were set on fire.

On Saturday, at least three people were killed in clashes in the eastern district of Bongouanou between supporters of the opposition and their rivals of the ruling party Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), the local media reported.

A new mission of the Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Côte d'Ivoire,  led by Mrs Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Ghanaian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, met on Sunday at the residence of PDCI president Henri Konan Bédié in Abidjan-Cocody with part of the Ivorian opposition.

On Monday she also received President Ouattara.