France/Cote d'Ivoire

France24 back on Cote d'Ivoire TV screens

Cote d'Ivoire's National Council for Audiovisual Communication (CNCA) announced Wednesday that France24, the French 24-hour international news broadcast, will be allowed back on TV screens throughout the country. The network had been suspended on 22 February after it reported on the numerous deaths after a demonstration right after it broadcast a story on the upcoming Ivorian elections.

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At least five people had been killed after Ivorian security forces opened fire on demonstrators in Gagnoa, in the western part of the country.

Two other protesters were found dead after the most recent rallies.

Violence has escalated in the country after President Lauent Gbagbo dissolved parliament and the electoral commission on 12 February.

The elections have already been postponed numerous times.

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