Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

2015-09-02 20:45 MEDIA WATCH

Read more

THE DEBATE

Erdogan's Toughest Battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 2)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Erdogan's Toughest Battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 1)

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

EU policy consigns Greece ‘to deeper depression’, says Stiglitz

Read more

FOCUS

India - Pakistan: A new generation takes up arms in Kashmir

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

The road to exile: A Syrian family’s journey across Europe

Read more

ENCORE!

Film Show: Wes Craven, ‘The Brand New Testament’, ‘This Ain't California’

Read more

FACE-OFF

How Europe’s migrant crisis became a political battle

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

France cracks down on internship abuses with system overhaul

Read more

Africa

Duekoue, scene of massacres, celebrates new chapter

Video by Caroline DUMAY , Ben Barnier

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)