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Côte d'Ivoire: Is Charles Blé Goudé alive ?

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Cote d'Ivoire, Breaking News, Citizen Media, War & Conflict

After weeks of uncertainty about his whereabouts, an alleged audio recording [1] of Charles Blé Goudé [2] [fr], the former Ivorian Minister of Youth under ousted president Laurent Gbagbo [3], has appeared in the Facebook group, “RESEAU MONDIAL FACEBOOKERS POUR GBAGBO [4]” (Worldwide Network of Facebookers for Gbagbo). In the recording, posted by Cyrius Oscar Chic Choc [5], Blé Goudé says: “I've experienced the symbolism of my own funeral in my lifetime, which my grandfather often told me about,” and affirms, “I am alive.”