Cameroonian-Cameroonian activist Nathalie Yamb, of the Ivorian opposition Lider party, was deported from Ivory Coast a few weeks after her intervention against the « Françafrique » in Sochi at the Russia-Africa summit, AFP told AFP Mamadou Koulibaly, former president of the National Assembly and former minister.
The confusion prevailed during the day on the fate of the activist convened at the prefecture Monday morning and who spent the day without being able to communicate with the outside.
« They put him on the plane for Zurich with a change in Paris. She discovered her destination at the airport. We could talk to him briefly. She is accused of « activity that is incompatible with the national interest », she told us, « reported Mamadou Koulibaly, leader of the Lider in the evening.
« It is said that she is a foreigner who does politics in Côte d’Ivoire, that she criticizes the authorities too much, that it is a disturbance to public order … », he added.
« Normally, there should be a trial. But, they hide behind an administrative act and even if we make an appeal it will take several months, « he said.
« History will remember that (President) Alasssane Ouattara who has made his career on charges of xenophobia against him is himself a xenophobe. Nothing prevents a stranger from playing politics. It is simply forbidden to be president of a political party, « Koulibaly said, recalling that Ms. Yamb had been living in Côte d’Ivoire for many years.
She worked there for a group of telephony before « to invest herself fully in this fight that we lead for a new Africa, the emancipation of its people ». « His fight does not stop in Abidjan. On the CFA Franc, for democracy, for human rights, against military bases that we have more and more difficult to accept. We have vehement and harsh words, but it is our function of political opposition, « he continued.
« His expulsion aims to weaken the Lider in an election year » before the presidential 2020, he concluded.
In Sochi at the end of October, Mrs. Yamb said at a conference: « France still considers the African continent as its property (…) We want to leave the CFA Franc (…) We want the dismantling of French military bases that under the covered with bogus defense agreements, serve only to allow the plunder of our resources, the maintenance of rebellions, the training of terrorists and the maintenance of dictators at the head of our States « .
The polemicist and militant « anti-colonialist » Kémi Séba, French of Beninese origin, had been expelled from Côte d’Ivoire in March for « risk of unrest » before holding a meeting.