Ivory Coast TV host sentenced for condoning rape

An Ivorian TV programme presenter has been given a 12-month suspended prison sentence by an Abidjan court for “condoning rape”.

He was also fined 2m CFA francs ($3,600 £2,600).

Yves de M’Bella hosted a show in which a convicted ex-rapist Kader Traoré demonstrated on a mannequin how he assaulted women.

De M’Bella laughed and joked as he helped the man lay the dummy on the floor and pretend to rape it.

Nearly 50,000 people signed a petition in protest.

On Wednesday the court also sentenced Traoré to 24 months in jail and fined him 500,000 CFA francs for the same offences.

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