Tweets On the Ivorian Crisis, Some Links Disappear! Why?

By | April 12, 2011 at 7:21 pm | No comments | Africa, International Solidarity, News, Situational Awareness

The initial account of French soldiers arresting Gbagbo and handing him over to the rebels begin to disappear! The BBC link now leads to a very contradictory account of the original story, with the original one nowhere to be found!
The Following Link Has Disappeared:

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BBC News – Ivory Coast: French soldiers ‘hand Gbagbo to rebels’ – http://bbc.in/hfadjU
Why has it disappeared? This is not just a question for the British tax payer who finances the BBC but for all those who expect of the BBC a very high standard of journalistic integrity. Correcting an initial mistake is one thing, but making a story disappear without any explanation is quite another. It is crucial to making France responsible for the life, physical, mental, and social well-being of their “prisoner” rather than hand over a Constitutional President to a rebel leader whose fighters are currently under investigations for possible crimes of war.
This particular crime has serious implications on the legitimacy of the Ouattara junta, as agents of  the French re-colonisation efforts and makes one wonder what Ouattara means when he talks about ‘the rule of law”.

Here is the original story:

Breaking News: Ivory Coast: French soldiers ‘hand Gbagbo to rebels’

Source: BBC – BBC News

4/11/2011 4:52:48 PM – French soldiers have seized Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo from his residence and handed him over to the opposition, a Gbagbo aide has said.

They reportedly went in after French tanks advanced on the compound in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan, following French and UN helicopter attacks.

Mr Gbagbo is refusing to cede power to Alassane Ouattara, certified as the winner of the presidential election.

UN peacekeepers accuse Gbabgo forces of endangering the civilian population.

“Gbagbo has been arrested by French special forces in his residence and has been handed over to the rebel leaders,” presidential spokesman Toussaint Alain told Reuters news agency from Paris.

News of the arrest was later confirmed by the French ambassador for AFP news agency.

Why Has The Story Been Changed In This Manner?

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The original version can be found on ModernGhana.com

Breaking News: Ivory Coast: French soldiers ‘hand Gbagbo to rebels’

Source: BBC – BBC News
Ivory Coast | 1 day ago

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