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ANIMALS AND THEIR PRESIDENTS

Animals have always been close to men. Some were tamed or domesticated while others, no. those who have been tamed, become even closer, they are assigned various tasks and live with different social strata.

What is the life of the animals that live in the corridors of the presidential house? every president in this country has or has had his pet or pets. These animals have the same treatment as men. Their masters cherish and nurture them. They follow care when they are sick, which is normal. these animals have personal beds and eat special meals made for their happiness. Who would not like to be in the place of these animals? Never mind.

From President John Adams who was the first to the White House to Donald Trump, only two did not have pets. that is, animals have always been welcome at the White House.

President Roosevelt has had the most. William H. Taft owned a cow he named Pauline Wayne. George Bush Sr. had an English springer whom he named Millie. his presence at the White House was highly publicized. Socks is the name of Bill Clinton’s cat. And we remember how his death was mediated even after his masters were no longer at the White House.

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Obama had dogs but the arrival of Bo, a Portuguese water dog, was much publicized. Animals in the lives of presidents can therefore be called necessary. These animals all need food and proper care. hence the development of industries for food and clinics for the care of these pets. They therefore important to choose his pet food store and clinic. they deserve this kind of treatment, especially as they serve as guides, guardians and fight against loneliness. These animals are best friends and friends of trusts. that is why each president felt good.

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Among these domestic animals, there is the English bulldog. The bulldog what is it?

it is a dog of English origin mainly from Great Britain. It was brought to the fore in the 13th century by a dog and bull fighting sport. He is short and powerful. His muzzle is wide and truncated. His face is short and his legs. the latter are strong and muscular He is close to earth and athletic. It weighs between 28 and 32 kg for the male. It is strong and lively animal. He is faithful and trustworthy, courageous and affectionate. The bulldog feeds on formula at the age of less than 6 weeks up to 2 months. this milk is found at the veterinarian or the food pharmacy. At one week it is fed every three hours. From 6 weeks to 2 months she is given puppy food in addition to milk. it is also given kibbles from 2 months rich in vitamins and minerals for its immune system. He takes 4 meals a day.

At 18 months he is an adult, he is fed croquette in the morning and dog pies in the evening. Often mix the croquettes with unsecured yogurt.

Henri Konan Bédié’s Reign over Cote d’Ivoire

Henri Konan Bédié was the current President-elect of Cote d’Ivoire’s National Assembly, when the long-time President, Félix Houphouët-Boigny died in the year 1993. After a power struggle ensued between him and Alassane Ouattara, Bédié stepped into the Presidential position. This happened all because of a provision which stated that the president of the National Assembly will assume the Presidential role in case the President dies.

Human Rights Practices and Cote d’Ivoire’s during Henri Konan Bédié’s Reign

Cote d’Ivoire’s (also known as Ivory Coast) economy have been steadily declining even before Bédié’s reign. With its agricultural sector performing poorly in the recent years, high population growth, devaluation of its currency, the CFA franc, and other problems, these continued to penalize consumers.

Despite of the calm political transition which is typical in Cote d’Ivoire’, havoc continued in forms of serious human rights abuse. In 1994, Cote d’Ivoire’s security forces were responsible for a high number of human rights abuse.

President Henri Konan Bédié’s government failed to bring justice to the victims of extra-judicial killings. The human rights abuse continued to get worse in 1994 – more judicial killings took place and detainees were tortured and abused. Because of these journalists in publishing articles that criticized the government and the Chief of State. In return, security forces arrested and detained several journalists while student leaders were imprisoned due to strikes.

Even with the freedom of expression, which is basically a constitutional right, Henri Konan Bédié imposed restrictions to prevent journalists from criticizing the government. The government did not allow insults or attacks threw towards the country’s highest official, the President. Offend the President, Prime Minister, foreign chiefs of state, diplomatic representatives or the government and defaming the institutions of the states is against the law. To do such act is punishable by imprisonment from three months to two years.

In 1991, a press law was created to enforce laws against publishing and producing materials which will undermine the reputation of the nation or defame the States’ institution. Henri Konan Bédié used this law of the press to blackout any criticism towards him and the government officials. In addition, the government used the said press law to stop journalists in publication and investigating “sensitive” national security issues.

The government has substantial influence over the editorial contents of television networks and radio stations they own. They use the media to promote government policies all the while minimizing criticism. The government even had Frederick Konate Ousmane, a journalist, arrested for making research aimed to know about Henri Konan Bédié’s family origin. The journalist was interrogated that day but was released the day after.

The government also had a strict hand when it comes to Freedom of Assembly. Outdoor public meetings were banned by the government to prevent anyone from expressing controversial laws in the public.

Henri Konan Bédié’s Downfall as President

In a quick turn of events, Bédié was accused of corruption (Henri Konan Bédié has issued a national warrant for arrest along with Niamien N’Goran due to an alleged theft of public theft.

), political repression and stirring up ethnic divisions when he popularized the idea of an I Ivoirite, or a ��true’’ Ivoirian identity.

Despite of the fact that President Henri Konan Bédié supported national stability and peace, many Ivorians welcomed and support the coup d’etat in 2000. A military coup spearheaded by former Army Chief Gen. Robert Guei caused a bloodless revolt against the government.

Guei started the coup with troops protesting over unpaid salaries concluding that bad governance, looting parts of Abidjan after protests and making public appearances via media. He stated that he will be taking over Henri Konan Bédié position as president. Citizens of Ivory Coast gathered in the streets, listened to the military announcements and continuously chanted “No more Bedie” while jumping enthusiastically.

With President Henri Konan Bédié being outcasted or overthrown in the Presidential position, he opted to flee the country. France helped Bédié seek refuge out of the country, only a few days after the revolt. Henri Konan Bédié, together with about ten members of his family stayed at a French military base before leaving to an unannounced destination.

In 2001, Henri Konan Bédié met with elected President Laurent Gbagbo in Paris, France where the latter convinced him to return to Cote d’Ivoire, which he did. Bédié went to speak at a national reconciliation forum and urged politicians to denounce the coup.

He ran and won against Laurent Dona Fologo and was hailed president of the PDCI Congress. Henri Konan Bédié declared that he will be the PDCI ‘s candidate for the next presidential election, stating the country needs a “shock” treatment for Cote d’Ivoire’s to be normal again.