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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Alassane Ouattara calls for the closure of Afrique Media to Paul Biya

President of the Republic of Ivory Coast Alassane Dramane Ouattara has tried to obtain from his counterpart Paul Biya the closure of the Africa channel, according to an article in the independent pan-African digital newspaper Confidentiel Afrique 237actu proposes to readers 

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The pan-African Africa Media channel continues to give voice and color to its millions of viewers. His free-form debate, following the failed abduction of Guillaume SORO in Spain and his recent declaration at the upcoming presidential election in 2020, has annoyed the influential circles of power in Abidjan. 

To the point of pushing President Alassane OUATTARA to ask the competent Cameroonian authorities to cut the signal of Afrique Média. Niet categorical Cameroonian Minister of Communication who received in his offices on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 representatives of the TV channel. 

According to confidential information obtained by Confidential Africa, the Cameroonian Minister will have to write his report of hearing and transmit it dare dare to President BIYA. Back on the wet squib of the Abidjan Palace According to credible information in the possession of Confidential Africa, the Ivorian Head of State Alassane OUATTARA did not really appreciate the free-form debate, following the aborted abduction of the man Abidjan politician and new opponent, Guillaume SORO, on the set of pan-African TV channel Afrique Média. An interactive debate with listeners asking questions on hot topics in Africa. According to authorized sources reached Confidential Africa, the Ivorian authorities have disjointed. 

On the front line, President Alassane OUATTARA, himself, decided to take over Africa Media, in hand. According to our sources, President OUATTARA on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, has opened the Cameroonian Minister of Foreign Affairs to be indignant at the so-called partisan stance, Africa Media in reference to the debate of free antenna devoted to Ivory Coast.
 
In talks between Alassane Ouattara and the Cameroonian Foreign Minister, narrated by Confidentiel Afrique, President ADO told the Cameroonian Minister of Foreign Affairs that the panafrican channel Afrique Média is apologizing for has become an anti Ouattara chain. Back in Yaoundé, the Minister of Foreign Affairs opened it to President Paul BIYA, reiterating the request of the Head of State Alassane OUATTARA to suspend Afrique Média. 

The strong man of Yaoundé then seizes the Cameroonian Minister of Communication to see clearly in the Africa Media case. In charge of the sector of press companies, operating in Cameroon, the minister summons Afrique Média. (Read Letter below from the Minister (Confidential document of Confidential Africa) Yaoundé's refusal of intransigence According to our sources, the Minister of Communication of Cameroon transmitted to the Director General of Afrique Media the following message: '' President Paul Biya said that the Africa Media Channel is not a chain of Cameroonian law, so President OUATTARA will have to complain in Equatorial Guinea where the channel Afrique Média is. 

Confidential Africa has learned from well-informed sources that the Cameroonian Minister of Communication has received from 1 pm to 4 pm yesterday Wednesday, October 30, 2019, the representative of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Press Group, François BIKORO and the Director General from Africa Media, SADOU Abdollahi to discuss the case. The CEO Justin Tagouh being absent from Cameroon, did not take part in the meeting. The plenipotentiaries of the press group came back to detail the format and content of the free-air debate. 

The minister understood the approach of the journalists of Africa Media and reaffirmed the position of his department on the fundamental principles of the free expression, the pluralism and the balance of the information, to which are the organs of press, evolving in Cameroon . As regards this case, no danger in the case or complaint against them was notified to them during this hearing, which lasted three rounds of the clock. 

According to our information, the minister will now have to write his hearing report and transmit it to President Paul BIYA, whose position has not changed one iota since the outbreak of this affair. At the finish, Alassane Ouattara's strong injunction with his counterpart, Paul BIYA, to demand the suspension of Afrique Média was unsuccessful.


Source: 237actu.com