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Liquid cocoa and fake dollars thrown at embassy to point finger in disappearance

Reporters Without Borders reports (18 April 2005) that activists clad in white overalls threw buckets of liquid cocoa and fake dollars at the gates of Côte d'Ivoire's embassy in Paris to point the finger of blame in the case of missing French-Canadian journalist Guy-André Kieffer on the eve of the first anniversary of his disappearance in Abidjan on 16 April 2004.

The protest was part of a demonstration to demand the "truth for Guy-André" that took place peacefully and lasted half an hour. Members of the Truth for Guy-André Kieffer Support Committee and the journalist's wife, Osange Silou-Kieffer, also took part.

"We threw cocoa because it is the 'black box' of those in power in Abidjan and because Kieffer was investigating the embezzlement of cocoa earnings by government officials at the time of his disappearance," Reporters Without Borders said.

"We demonstrated outside the Ivorian embassy today because the ball is now in the government's court in the investigation. To prove its good will, the government must allow the investigation to advance."

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Posted by Cynthia on April 26, 2005 at 05:32 PM in Cocoa, Cote D'Ivoire | Permalink