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Gbagbo Strong-Arms Banks, Cocoa Farmers for Cash
Gbagbo Strong-Arms Banks, Cocoa Farmers for Cash
so much for sanctions

Gbagbo Strong-Arms Banks, Cocoa Farmers for Cash

Stubborn Ivory Coast boss evades sanctions

(Newser) - Determined to stay in power despite the international sanctions pressing down on him, Laurent Gbagbo is pressuring banks to continue lending to him, and cocoa farmers to pay their export taxes in advance. “He’s looking for $90 million, from here to the end of the month,” said...

Mediation Fails in Ivory Coast
Mediation Fails
in Ivory Coast

Mediation Fails in Ivory Coast

Laurent Gbagbo offered amnesty, but still refuses to step down

(Newser) - Despite international pressure and the up-close-and-personal pressure provided by three visiting African leaders, Laurent Gbagbo still refuses to step down. "There is still a stalemate," said the president of Nigeria after he spoke with the envoys who met with Gbagbo and the UN-backed Alassane Ouattara yesterday. The mediators,...

UN Probes Reports of Ivory Coast Mass Graves

200 feared dead in post-election violence

(Newser) - As reports of mass graves and other atrocities pile up in Ivory Coast, UN peacekeepers have been tasked with investigating—but gaining access to affected areas may be easier said than done, reports the Guardian . The UN suspects that some 80 bodies may be housed in a building in a...

West African Leaders Push Ivory Coast's Gbagbo to Leave

20K flee country as violent confrontation looms

(Newser) - Last chance for a peaceful resolution? West African leaders met with Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo today to try to resolve the country’s post-election strife, the BBC reports. The heads of Benin, Sierra Leone, and Cape Verde met with Gbagbo, who has refused to step down despite international support for...

Thousands Flee Ivory Coast, Fearing Violence

At least 14,000 have walked to Liberia

(Newser) - Another ominous predictor of a violent end to the political paralysis in the Ivory Coast : At least 14,000 refugees have made the arduous trek to Liberia, reports CNN . The exodus follows the refusal of President Laurent Gbabgo to relinquish office, despite the opinion of pretty much the rest of...

Bank Cuts Off Gbagbo From Ivory Coast Funds

West African officials hope for mass defection from Gbagbo

(Newser) - Laurent Gbagbo's access to state funds is being cut off, stepping up pressure on the man who refuses to concede defeat amid post-election violence that has killed at least 173 people and prompted fears of civil war. The move is expected to complicate Gbagbo's efforts to pay civil servants and...

Dem Lobbyist Defends Work for Ivory Coast Leader

Lanny Davis questions media reports of his client's brutality

(Newser) - As reports of human rights violations in the Ivory Coast swirl, a Democratic lobbyist and PR expert continues to work for the incumbent president who refuses to step down despite having lost last month’s election. Why does Lanny Davis stay on the payroll of Laurent Gbagbo, despite “reports...

Ivory Coast Street Battles Leave Up to 18 Dead

New civil war feared as post-election violence continues

(Newser) - Gunfire and explosions shook Ivory Coast's main city today, as supporters and security forces loyal to the two men claiming to be president clashed, killing up to 18 people amid fears the violence could push the country toward another civil war. Rebels loyal to Alassane Outtara exchanged fire with government...

Mbeki Tries to Break Election Standoff in Ivory Coast

Borders are set to reopen today

(Newser) - Thabo Mbeki arrived in the Ivory Coast yesterday, in an attempt to break the political stalemate following the country’s disputed presidential election . The ex-South African president and African Union mediator met with both candidates, and told reporters that the conversation had been positive, according to the Wall Street Journal...

Ivory Coast in Chaos as 2 Claim Presidency

Incumbent president refuses to concede defeat

(Newser) - The two candidates in Ivory Coast's disputed presidential election took dueling oaths of office today after each claimed victory, renewing unrest in this country once split in two by civil war. Incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo defied calls from the US, France, and the UN to concede defeat, wrapping himself in...

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