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“I have the Biggest Butt, “African Kim Kardashian”

“I have the Biggest Butt, “African Kim Kardashian”

FEATURED, GOSSIP, NEWS
“We’re viciously trolled over our relationship but we don’t care because we’ve proved size doesn’t matter” TROLLS are slamming plus-size model Eudoxie Yao for her relationship with diminutive Guinean musician Grand P. But the Ivory Coast-born social media sensation, dubbed “African Kim Kardashian”, couldn't give two hoots - replying that "size doesn't matter". There's been criticism that the loved-up couple are only together for commercial reasons. But there have also been nasty comments - too vile to repeat here - posted on social media after their pics have been shared with friends and followers. Online trolls have rejected the relationship as a marketing stunt as the Ivorian and Guinean musicians are both celebrities on the continent. Video sho...
Gbagbo Supporters File Presidential Candidacy in His Name

Gbagbo Supporters File Presidential Candidacy in His Name

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics
Following the news that Laurent Gbagbo, the former Ivorian President, has been irrevocably removed from the electoral list and hence, will not be able to present himself in the upcoming presidential elections, his supporters have other plans. Gbagbo could still possibly be in the running for the presidency, as avid supporters who have formed a pro-Gbagbo coalition calling themselves “Together for Democracy and Sovereignty” declared Wednesday that they will file candidacy bid in his name for the upcoming October Elections — supposedly in line with scheduled procedures. The presidential bid on his behalf could still hold as the head of The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Ibrahim Coulibaly-Kuibiert asserted that one need not be physically present to file. Koudou Laurent Gbag...
Gbagbo Supporters Unhappy He’s Missing On Voters’ List

Gbagbo Supporters Unhappy He’s Missing On Voters’ List

FEATURED, Politics
By Our Reporter Tensions were high Thursday in Cocody, as Ivorian police patrolled the streets of Abidjan after breaking up pro-Gbagbo demonstrations unhappy that the name of their leader had been removed from the electoral list. Earlier that same morning, the access to the Boulevard Latrille leading to the headquarters of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) was closed by the police. The same goes for the road to the Abidjan zoo which links the electoral institution The determined supporters of Laurent Gbagbo, from the hard wing of the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) had set up road barricades to disrupt traffic and were dispersed - without major incident, by the security forces. Situational Background Three months before the next presidential election, Gbagbo, who was a...
Former Chelsea Star Drogba Hit By Another Blow In Bid For FIF Presidency

Former Chelsea Star Drogba Hit By Another Blow In Bid For FIF Presidency

FEATURED, SPORTS
By Our Reporter Another setback for Ivorian soccer star Didier Drogba arose on Tuesday when the Association of the Nation's Players (AFI) announced its backing of current Ivorian Football Federation vice-president (FIF), Idriss Diallo. This is a harsh blow to Drogba’s FIF presidency campaign — upon officially registering to run earlier today, as this is the fourth out of the five eligible bodies to not sponsor the greatest goal scorer in the history of the national team. The AFI statement reads;, "In accordance with the majority of its members, the board of directors has decided to grant the AFI's sponsorship to the list headed by Idriss Diallo. This choice is in line with the recommendation made by two-thirds of the delegates at the end of last Friday's meeting" said the AFI in ...