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Laurent Gbagbo, an illustrative victim of ‘media lies’, according to Captain Traoré


Ouagadougou: The President of Faso, Captain Ibrahim Traoré, indicated yesterday Thursday that most Western media are making media-lies, taking the example of the former president of Côte d’Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo, pushed out of power in 2011, thanks to support from the French army.

‘Most (Western media) are lying media. They spent the time lying, manipulating. (…) You have several examples. We take the Ivory Coast. Who didn’t hate Gbagbo because of the Western media?

In any case, this is the case for our generation. They lied about him so much, they talked nonsense, they put pressure on him with information that you end up hating the person.

They make a (hideous) model of the person that they impose on your mind and you end up hating the person.

We brought Laurent Gbagbo to the ICC. Afterwards we are told that he is not guilty of anything. Is that serious?’, raged on June 20, 2024, the President of Faso, Captain Ibrahim Traoré.

As a reminder, Laurent Gbagbo, declared winner by the Constitutional Council b
ut defeated according to the electoral commission in the presidential election, facing his challenger Alassane Dramane Ouattara, was arrested in April 2011 in Abidjan, during an operation carried out with the support French soldiers and the New Forces (rebels).

Note that the Burkinabè head of state explained to national television agents the underside of the lying campaign carried out for a week by politicians, activists and Western media, making people believe in a mutiny within the army. which would have made President Traoré flee from Burkina.

He called on African and Burkinabè youth in particular to unsubscribe from these media whose reports ‘shame’ them.

‘RFI, France 24, Le Monde, Jeune Afrique… are obliged to do the work that is asked of them. They are not actually free. They don’t live off advertising or anything. It’s false, it’s people who pay (them),’ explained Captain Ibrahim Traoré.

Source: Burkina Information Agency