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IVORY COAST-NEWSPAPERS SUSPENDED
Newspaper editors in Ivory Coast denounce temporary ban on their publications
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:26 AM EDT
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast
Five Ivory Coast newspapers whose publications have been temporarily suspended are denouncing the measure.
Ouattara came to power in 2011 after deadly fighting following former President Laurent Gbagbo's refusal to step down. Three of the newspapers support Gbagbo.
On Thursday, editors of the papers called the suspensions, which began this week, abusive.
Ivory Coast has made significant strides in press freedom recently, according to Reporters Without Borders, but it still regularly suspends opposition newspapers.