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Ivory Coast to probe Gbago regime for ‘blood crimes’

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara Sunday moved to bolster his authority in the deeply divided country with a probe into members of his ousted rival’s regime for “blood crimes”. The former IMF official and long-time opposition figure took charge last Monday of the world’s top cocoa grower when his forces stormed the…

Abidjan plunged into fear as gun battles rage

ABIDJAN – Armed opponents of Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo advanced through Abidjan on Monday as heavy fighting spread to new parts of the economic capital, striking fear into residents. Forces loyal to internationally recognised president Alassane Ouattara were continuing to move south through Abidjan from their powerbase in the…