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First name:  Elisabeth Blanche

Last name:  Olofio

  • Gender:  Female
  • Media outlet:  Radio Be Oko
  • Type of media:  radio
  • Born:  Centrafrique

  • Died:  22 June 2014 Centrafrique
  • War zone:  yes
  • Targeted? yes


The journalist Elisabeth Blanche Olofio passed away in Bangui on June 22, 2014, a result of injuries she suffered during a violent attack in January 2013. At that time, she worked at the Radio be Oko when a group of thirty rebels from the Seleka coalition surrounded her house and beat her and others who were present. The rebels accused her of having “a sharp tongue”. The journalist finally died from her injuries on June 22nd 2014 at Bangui’s hospital.

  • The journalist Elisabeth Blanche Olofio passed away in Bangui on June 22, 2014, a result of injuries she suffered during a violent attack in January 2013. At that time, she worked at the Radio be Oko when a group of thirty rebels from the Seleka coalition surrounded her house and beat her and others who were present. The rebels accused her of having “a sharp tongue”. The journalist finally died from her injuries on June 22nd 2014 at Bangui’s hospital.


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