first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the family of Guy-André Kieffer, a Franco-Canadian journalist who disappeared in Côte d’Ivoire in 2004, urge the Ivorian authorities to comply without further delay with the formal request they received a year ago from two French judges in charge of France’s investigation into his disappearance. Reports Côte d’IvoireAfrica to go further The Ivorian authorities have still not responded to the request sent on 23 February 2015 by the two French investigating judges, Cyril Paquaux and Gaëlle Beuf, who asked them to question several people including the former first lady and other former officials who could shed light on Kieffer’s fate.A French and Canadian dual national based in Abidjan, Kieffer was investigating shady practices in the production and export of cocoa when he was kidnapped on 16 April 2004. He has been missing ever since.The civil parties who are registered in the case, were briefed by Paquaux and Beuf on 3 February about the current state of the investigation. It was their first meeting with the judges since Paquaux was assigned to the case in 2014.The association Vérité pour Guy-André Kieffer joins RSF and the Kieffer family in urging the Ivorian authorities to act at once on the year-old request from the French judges.“President Alassane Ouattara has personally undertaken on several occasions to both Osange Silou-Kieffer and RSF to shed all possible light on Guy-André Kieffer’s disappearance,” said Clea Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “One of these occasions was during a meeting with RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire in Abidjan in 2014.“Now that the Ivorian government is well established and stable, it is important to act on these promises and question the witnesses again. The Kieffer family, RSF and the association Vérité pour Guy-André Kieffer call on the authorities to comply as quickly as possible with the formal request from the French judges, so that they can advance the investigation, which has been stalled for several years.”Inter alia, the French judges have asked the Ivorian authorities to question former First Lady Simone Gbagbo, currently detained in Côte d’Ivoire, her former security chief, Anselme Yap Seka, also under judicial control, her brother-in-law, Michel Legré, and former Ivorian intelligence officer Jean Tony Oulaï.Côte d’Ivoire is ranked 86th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.For more information on the Kieffer case, click here. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa RSF_en Côte d’IvoireAfrica Help by sharing this information November 27, 2020 Find out more News February 10, 2016 – Updated on March 8, 2016 RSF asks Côte d’Ivoire to comply with Kieffer case request from French judges October 29, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Organisation RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election News Receive email alerts October 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Twitter WhatsApp High Court approves settlement following death of Donegal woman Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Pinterest The High Court has been told that a 54 year old woman from Donegal died following a failure to properly diagnose and treat a blood clot, having twice visited Letterkenny University Hospital in 2018.RTE is reporting this afternoon that at the time of her death, Bridie Kelly from Drumbeigh, Mountcharles was undergoing an unnecessary CT scan of her brain, which was meant for another patient of the same name.The High Court approved a settlement of the case against the HSE for €325,000.Ms Kelly’s family is urging the HSE to implement the recommendations of a serious incident review into her care which was ordered last year by the Saolta Hospital Group.center_img Facebook Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – November 10, 2020 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous article#BuyDonegalWeekend a roaring success!Next articleFoster hopes NI Executive can agree next move today News Highland last_img read more

first_img Yet Mourinho knows improvement is required if Chelsea are to prevail under a renewed challenge from Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool next season. “We have to be better if we want to be successful again,” Mourinho told Chelsea TV. “The other opponents are not going to accept this without a fight.” It was Mourinho’s third Premier League title and first of his second spell. “Next year will be more difficult, but because it’s difficult is one of the reasons why I came back to England. I will enjoy it again,” he added. Captain John Terry claimed his fourth Premier League title and first since 2009/10. “It’s been a long five years,” said the 34-year-old, who signed a 12-month contract extension in March. “When you get to my age you realise these moments and these days won’t be around forever. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has told his Premier League-winning side they must be even better next season to retain the trophy. “Let’s make sure it’s not another five before we win it again.” Didier Drogba won a fourth title before bidding farewell. The 37-year-old was carried from the pitch by his team-mates in a pre-planned first-half substitution as his season-long second spell ended. Terry hopes Frank Lampard will one day receive the type of send off given to Drogba, who scored the decisive penalty in the 2012 Champions League win before departing the first time. Lampard left English football for Major League Soccer after spending the season at Manchester City, following the end of his 13-year stay at Stamford Bridge last summer. “I hope one day Lamps can come back and get that send off,” Terry added. “What they achieved day-in, day-out, year after year, was an example to everyone. “They’ve set the base and the foundation for everyone to build upon. “What amazes me with those two (is) they’ve won everything and still the next season they’re hungry to win more. That’s why they’re the best.” It may have been goalkeeper Petr Cech’s final appearance, too. The 33-year-old, displaced as first choice by Thibaut Courtois after a decade as number one, is expected to ask for a move this summer, despite having one year left on his contract. Whether a move to rival clubs United and Arsenal, who are reportedly among those interested, is sanctioned remains to be seen. Cech made no mention of his future after the Sunderland clash. “It’s been a great year. We won two trophies,” he said. “This league is the best league in the world and you have great teams following you, trying to shoot you down from first spot. “We managed to stay there the whole year and are worthy champions.” Terry played every minute of every Premier League game, becoming the first outfield player to do so for a championship-winning side since Manchester United’s Gary Pallister in 1992/93. “Let’s hope I can stay for a long time and be part of this great team,” Terry added. Drogba, meanwhile, departs. “I was coming back to make history and to win. I came back for it and we achieved it together, so I’m very happy,” he said. Asked by team-mate John Obi Mikel when he will return, Drogba said: “My friend, legends always come back.” The Blues suffered only three defeats all season before lifting the trophy after Sunday’s concluding 3-1 defeat of Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho’s men topped the table for 274 days, a Premier League record, having only briefly been knocked off top spot on goal difference by Tottenham at the end of August. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 6, 2014 at 12:10 am There have been false alarms for Syracuse this season. But none like this. None this loud.In the Orange’s 28-6 loss to Louisville on Friday night, the Carrier Dome touchdown horn sounded off twice in three plays. The Orange didn’t score on either of them.The first was a pass from running back Prince-Tyson Gulley to wide receiver Ben Lewis, which Lewis caught in the end zone and celebrated before right tackle Omari Palmer was flagged as an illegal man downfield. The second was an end-around wide receiver pass from Jarrod West to a wide-open Lewis, which Lewis missed before staring at the ground in disbelief.Each horn added a punctuation mark to an unfinished sentence — two reminders that Syracuse’s offense, at present, can’t even hang in games.“It’s like working all week and not getting your paycheck,” SU offensive coordinator George McDonald said of those missed opportunities. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) didn’t earn a payday, but there were factors aside from miscommunication and lack of execution that led to the 22-point loss.First, H-back Brisly Estime, top target Ashton Broyld and right tackle Ivan Foy all sat with injuries. Louisville’s run defense came in as the best in the country and held the Orange to a season-low 59 yards on the ground. Finally, Terrel Hunt didn’t look 100 percent after being banged up against Notre Dame then having to leave the game after he was injured on a hit in the fourth.But the loss still looked something like this: SU’s offense scored six points on two field goals and gave up four points on two safeties — the first of which came on a shotgun toss to Adonis Ameen-Moore that sent him into the end zone. The Carrier Dome was essentially empty when the game clock finally ran out.The offense didn’t execute, the defense bent then finally broke and nothing in Syracuse’s play or postgame assessment of it showed that the execution problems are going to subside. If anything is certain after five games, it’s that Syracuse isn’t ready to compete for wins in the ACC this year.“I think there’s a huge misconception of what toughness is. Toughness isn’t just the physicality of it,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said after the loss. “Toughness is the ability to get your mind in a very nice place where you can execute better and find that balance. That’s toughness.“Being soft is not having the fortitude to be able to say to yourself, ‘I’ve got to stop thinking about the negatives.’”The injuries and the opponents that Syracuse could hardly control were only compounded by the mistakes it could have.“If they score six points, we have to hold the other team to five,” junior cornerback Julian Whigham said when asked if the lack of finishing frustrated the defense. It’s almost an impossible reality to win in, much like eliminating enough of these errors before No. 1 Florida State visits the Dome on Saturday is a tall, tall order. Some mistakes can be fixed in preparation. Like running on third-and-10 only to lose 2 yards, checking to a toss on your own goal line only to give up a safety and telegraphing an interception a play after the defense got you the ball.Then there’s not knowing how many timeouts are left at the end of the first half, moving backward instead of forward in the red zone and otherwise playing with an offense that nearly outscored itself in 60 minutes of play. No amount of defense, toughness or time in the film room can heal those kinds of wounds.“It’s tough because when you’re not finishing, it’s not necessarily a function of the scheme. We got to continue to look at it,” McDonald said.And while Syracuse looks at that, it’s hard not to look at the coming weeks and see a season that is all too close to being defined. The Seminoles are next, then Wake Forest and Clemson on the road.Add in Hunt’s uncertain status. Add doubts about Broyld, Estime, Foy and third cornerback Wayne Morgan’s health, too. Then add fake touchdown horns and it all really starts to sting. Commentslast_img read more