Elia Varela Serra

Co-founder of Maneno, an open-source blogging platform with a Sub-Saharan African focus & the only one localized in African language. I tweet at @eliaws and blog at Twiga. Currently based in Côte d'Ivoire.

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Côte d'Ivoire: Three online journalists arrested for publishing a leaked report on alleged corruption

  15 July 2010

According to the blog of Le Nouveau Courrier, three journalists from this Ivorian daily have been arrested since Tuesday July 13th for publishing a leaked report on alleged corruption in the cocoa and coffee trade in Côte d'Ivoire. The three journalists – editor Saint Claver Oula, publisher Stéphane Guédé and managing editor Théophile Kouamouo were arrested by plain-clothes police on public prosecutor Raymond Tchimou Fehou’s orders and taken into custody after refusing to reveal their sources during a surprise visit at the Nouveau Courrier's offices.