Yves de M’Bella: Ivory Coast TV host sentenced for promoting rape


A prominent television presenter in Ivory Coast has received a 12-month suspended sentence for promoting rape during a live broadcast. Yves de M’Bella had invited a man described as an ex-rapist to demonstrate on a mannequin how he had assaulted women. Widespread outrage followed and M’Bella was suspended from TV and radio. Women’s Affairs Minister Nassénéba Touré said Monday’s broadcast had undermined efforts to eradicate rape. The court fined the presente r $3,600 (£2,600) and has banned him from leaving the country’s main city, Abidjan, the Reuters news agency reports, quoting an official. The guest, Kader Traoré, was sentenced to two years in prison and fined $900, also for promoting rape.(BBC)…[+]