Archived posts with tag ‘Ivory Coast’

Pete’s Africa Round-Up

Côte d’Ivoire / Liberia
More than one month after former president Laurent Gbagbo was ousted after a tense post-election standoff that involved U.N. and French forces, the situation has stabilized but is still far from peaceful. The Liberian government has found an arms cache believed to belong to Liberian mercenaries who fought for Gbagbo. Also, there are still thousands of Ivorian refugees in Liberia, which itself is recuperating from a civil war.

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Peter’s Atlantic Round-Up

by PETER VINE Ivory Coast As violence escalates in the West African republic, French troops have occupied the airport at the capital Abidjan and will send an additional 300 troops to the region. A tense confrontation between U.N.-backed president-elect Alassane Ouattara and current incumbent Laurent Gabango exploded into outright civil war last week. Forces allied [...]

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