April 14, 2011
African Democracy Not Living Up to Hopes
China Post, China Post
But as is often the case in Africa, democracy is a mixed achievement. To secure that victory, opposition forces resorted to methods that don't bode well. According to Human Rights Watch, they “killed hundreds of civilians, raped more than 20 alleged supporters of his rival, Laurent Gbagbo, and burned at least 10 villages.” The organization found evidence that Gbagbo's forces also committed atrocities.
TAGGED: Ivory Coast, Africa, Human Rights Watch