Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Seven African countries' economies at risk over Brexit decision

Read more

THE DEBATE

Britain votes out: What next?

Read more

#TECH 24

The 'fintech' revolution

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

A certified 'palace': How hotels strive for excellence

Read more

#THE 51%

In her own image: Women in Art

Read more

REPORTERS

World War I: When northern France was on German time

Read more

REVISITED

Video: Ugandan city still scarred by Lord's Resistance Army atrocities

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

#Brexit sparks a storm on social media

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Markets, pound plunge on Brexit vote

Read more

Africa

Duekoue, scene of massacres, celebrates new chapter

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2011-04-12

In Duekoue, western Ivory Coast, hundreds of civilians were killed during the fighting between forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo and those of Alassane Ouattara. Now the townspeople are celebrating what they hope will be a new chapter of peace.

In the western town of Ivorian town of Duekoue, hundreds of civilians were massacred
by gunmen from both sides,
in the fighting that would eventually lead to the arrest of Laurent Gbagbo.

Now the people of the town are celebrating what they hope will be a return to some semblance of normality.

In the town, Gbagbo's men were abandoning their checkpoints and talking of reconciliation.

"We want President Alassane Ouattara to come here and achieve reconciliation for everybody," said one. "We need a new Ivory Coast, we need a fresh start."

Date created : 2011-04-12

  • IVORY COAST

    Gbagbo's fall as it happened

    Read more

  • IVORY COAST

    Ouattara hails 'era of hope' after Gbagbo arrest

    Read more

  • IVORY COAST

    Gbagbo captured by pro-Ouattara forces in Abidjan

    Read more

COMMENT(S)