Guy André Kieffer

French-Canadian journalist Guy-André Kieffer was last seen in an Abidjan shopping centre on April 16, 2004. At the same time, his car disappeared and his cell phone was cut off. In the weeks before his disappearance he told friends and family that he had been receiving death threats. While Ivorian authorities were slow to investigate, the French government appointed a French investigating judge, Patrick Ramaël who appears to have made progress in the case. Michel Legré, brother-in-law of President Laurent Gbagbo's wife, has been charged with "complicity in kidnapping...illegal detention...[and] murder." And Legré has named at least eight people who he says were involved in Kieffer's kidnapping, including a high-ranking government official, Finance Minister Bohoun Bouabré, who had been criticized by Kieffer in his articles. Guy- André Kieffer worked as a free-lance journalist for several local Ivorian newspapers and for La Lettre du Continent. He also worked as a commodities consultant, specializing in the Ivory Coast's lucrative cocoa and coffee sectors. Kieffer, who is now presumed dead, was married and had two children.
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  • Keeley Hauck
    commented 2021-12-01 07:40:14 -0500
    Reports said four uniformed men abducted Guy-André Kieffer as he walked out of Prima Centre, a shopping center, on 16 April. The phones have been off since then, and no sightings have taken place, just rumors about this excellent reporter. Maybe a group of bad people from society has murdered him. Well, in order to get thesis help online I always visit website because it is one of the best sites which is authentic and reliable for getting academic assistance.