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Op-Ed: Ivory Coast — is the end of the fighting in sight?

Following a weekend of brutal battles in Abidjan and a massacre in Duekoue, it would appear that the situation is moving very quickly. The world is, watching and waiting to see just what will happen next.

Op-Ed: Ivory Coast, is the battle for power finally coming to an end?

Abidjan - Ever since the 2008 election results, Laurent Gbagbo has clung on to power, refusing to recognize the will of the Ivorian people. Has his time finally come to an end?

Op-Ed: Religion and the exploitation of religion in Cote D'Ivoire

New York - The horrific violence in Ivory Coast, stemming from Laurent Gbagbo's gross violation of election results, is degenerating into sectarian conflict involving religious identities of Ivorians typically divided north and south.

Op-Ed: Meanwhile, Ivory Coast slides unnoticed into civil war

The turmoil in Libya has eclipsed events in other African countries, and the further south they are the less attention they are getting. One of those countries is Ivory Coast, where the ongoing Gbagbo-Ouatarra standoff could result in civil war.

Op-Ed: Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo and his shady French lawyer friend

French lawyer Jacques Vergès is a shadowy and unscrupulous self-styled 'anti-colonialist' whose decision to defend Laurent Gbagbo, the losing presidential candidate in Ivory Coast who is hanging on to power, comes as no surprise.

Ivoirian incumbent refuses phone call from US president

The incumbent president of Ivory Coast Laurent Gbagbo reportedly refused to take a phone call from US president Barack Obama, resisting to bow to any international pressure to handover to adjudged winner of November’s election Allassane Ouattara.

Supporters of Ivorian incumbent vow to keep him as president

Supporters of Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo have reportedly vowed to fight even to the point of death to keep the incumbent as president of the west African country.

Op-Ed: The Ivory Coast and the end of French colonialist connivance

France’s reputation for influence-peddling and widespread corruption in Africa is nobody’s secret, but Nicolas Sarkozy's reactions to the current electoral deadlock in the Ivory Coast indicate that France's shadowy African era may be coming to an end.
 

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