‘Measures’ will be taken by the Ivorian government, on Wednesday, to allow for a “sustainable peace” in the Cocody campus, after the violence who have opposed the police to students Monday, wounding one policeman and significant property damage, announces President Alassane Ouattara.
We were informed of student demonstrations; (…) The government, next Wednesday will announce the measures it takes to have sustainable peace and really, as students, in their great majority, with the investments that have been made to work and study in the best conditions and in peace, “said Ouattara in Monday night at the Abidjan airport on his return from Kigali, where he took part, from Sunday to Monday, the 27th summit of the African Union. “I understand that the main reason was that students do not wish to release the campus for the Francophonie Games (July 2017). I’m surprised, because this decision has already been taken by the government. And we believe that the Francophonie games must be elsewhere than on the Cocody campus, “he said, explaining this by a communication problem. These clashes that took the students to the police made several damage including fire vehicles, offices ransacked. One policeman was seriously wounded in the head, was evacuated by his colleagues.