Ivory Coast Category

Gbagbo captured

Just as the Ivory Coast was about to descend into full-blown civil war, the ex-President, Laurent Gbagbo was captured and forced to enter negotiations, in which he agreed to resign. Mr Gbagbo was defeated in last years elections but refused to handover power to the winner, Alassane Ouattara. This prompted fierce fighting by troops loyal […]

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Round up of the news

Ivory Coast enters civil warFollowing UN run elections last year the defeated former President, Laurent Gbagbo, refused to step down. Since then a bitter stalemate between him and the internationally-recognised President Elect Allasane Ouattara has crippled the country’s economy. After Gbagbo failed to leave office by the deadline set by the African Union, forces loyal to Ouattara mounted […]

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