Côte d’Ivoire crisis

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The political crisis in Côte d’Ivoire has escalated into battles between the armed forces supporting Gbagbo, controlling the north, and his elected replacement, Ouattara, controlling the south. It appears a civil war is looming. There have been reports of ethnic violence and a general breakdown of all services. Many thousands continue to crowd refugee camps and flee the country.

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The political crisis in Côte d’Ivoire has escalated into battles between the armed forces supporting Gbagbo, controlling the north, and his elected replacement, Ouattara, controlling the south. It appears a civil war is looming. There have been reports of ethnic violence and a general breakdown of all services. Many thousands continue to crowd refugee camps and flee the country.