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New fighting threatens mediation efforts in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN – Intense fighting in Ivory Coast on Wednesday threatened diplomatic efforts to end a months-old tug-of-war between rival claimants to the presidency of the world’s top cocoa producer. Heavy weapons fire echoed for a second day Wednesday in an Abidjan district controlled by forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the…

African Union seeks peaceful end to Ivory Coast crisis

ABIDJAN – African powers launched a fresh diplomatic push for a peaceful solution to Ivory Coast’s deadly crisis Sunday, piling pressure on defiant leader Laurent Gbagbo to quit and avoid an armed intervention. Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga, named by the African Union to try to broker an end to…

US says talk of anti-Gbagbo plot ‘absurd’

The United States on Tuesday denied as “absurd” allegations that it had sent mercenaries to the Ivory Coast to oust strongman Laurent Gbagbo, as tensions mounted in the presidential standoff. “We continue to call on President Gbagbo to respect the will of the Ivorian people and to step down and…

UN confirms 173 killed in Ivory Coast this week

ABIDJAN – United Nations human rights officials said Thursday that at least 173 people have been killed in Ivory Coast in the past week, during the fragile West African state’s post-election crisis. The report to the UN Human Rights Council came as Ivorian strongman Laurent Gbagbo came under mounting pressure…

US ‘non-emergency’ embassy staff must leave Ivory Coast, State Department orders

WASHINGTON – The United States on Sunday ordered non-emergency staff to leave Ivory Coast and warned Americans not to travel to the West African country, which is in the grip of growing post-election violence. The US State Department also ordered relatives of its staffers to leave Ivory Coast, where at…

World pressure mounts after Ivory Coast bloodshed

International pressure was mounting Friday on Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo after his forces launched a deadly crackdown on supporters of a rival claimant on the presidency. Washington, Paris and the European Union demanded Gbagbo quickly hand over power to his enemy Alassane Ouattara, after a day of armed bloodshed…

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