I am amazed the international media never talked about this. But then again I am not surprised. Here it is. It is important to note that the Great Powers such as France, the United States and the European Union, the Council for Peace and Security of the African Union and ECOWAS and the international media, including those South Africa ignored the reports of credible observers of the African continent. Report of 200 observers from the African Union mission, led by former Prime Minister of Togo, Joseph K. Koffigoh, notes the following: "The mission noted with regret, of serious acts of violence including the loss of human lives, damage to physical integrity, intimidation, kidnapping, attempted kidnapping and degradation of election materials. All of which should be assessed carefully by the relevant bodies to determine their impact on the election .... " The AU mission has registered "serious irregularities" in more than 70 polling stations in the north. The report notes that "these very serious events demonstrate that voting in Bouake, Korhogo, Ferkessedougou, Samatiguila and Mankono and other places in this region of the country was not transparent ..." and that therefore the poll could not guarantee the honesty of the results. " An independent observer mission called the West African Monitoring of the African Civil Society for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (OSCADAE) has, during a press conference claimed to have visited 620 polling stations where the task was recorded acts of violence and serious and flagrant violations of the Election Code. The mission confirmed that "the credibility of the elections has been strongly implicated in some places visited." From article written by Aziz Pahad former South Africa Deputy Foreign Minister Aziz Pahad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia FRATMAT.INFO - Contribution/Crise ivoirienne: QUELLE EST LA VERITÉ?