Topic: Cote d'Ivoire

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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 04/07

    A boy wades in neck-deep seawater filled with debris while searching for valuable items after a fire razed some 500 houses along a coastal village in Malabon city, north of Manila. The fire, believed to be caused by an exploding liquefied petroleum gas tank, started before dawn. No casualties were reported but at least 3,000 residents lost their homes.

  • The Monitor's View In Libya as in Ivory Coast, will foreign forces oust a violent leader?

    French and UN forces in Ivory Coast have discovered that a mandate to protect civilians can quickly lead to the need to forcefully oust the reviled leader, Laurent Gbagbo. Might Obama and NATO put boots on the ground in Libya to oust Qaddafi, if civilian killings don't end?

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 04/06

    Greens/European Free Alliance French members hold crossed nuclear signs and others with wind turbines at the beginning of a debate on the implications of Japan's Fukushima disaster on nuclear safety in Europe during a session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.

  • Gbagbo on his way out? Ivory Coast violence dying down? Not so fast.

    Gbagbo on his way out? Ivory Coast violence dying down? Not so fast.

    Renegade President Laurent Gbagbo is surrounded in his presidential bunker, but it would be a mistake, analysts say, to assume the end of his rule means the end of violence in Ivory Coast.

  • Five key reasons Ivory Coast's election led to civil war

    Five key reasons Ivory Coast's election led to civil war

    Ivory Coast’s long-anticipated Nov. 28 presidential election was meant to help the country move beyond its deep divisions. Instead, the vote fueled a political stalemate that sucked the country back into civil war.More than four months after voters elected President Alassane Ouattara, renegade incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo still refuses to step down even though rebel forces have now confined him to a bunker beneath the presidential residence. Hundreds of Ivorians have died in increasingly heavy fighting that included attacks this week by the United Nations and France. How did a simple vote turn into this? There are a number of reasons that go back years, even decades.

  • Why moves to cut off Gbagbo's funds couldn't prevent war in Ivory Coast

    Africa Monitor Why moves to cut off Gbagbo's funds couldn't prevent war in Ivory Coast

    President-elect Alassane Ouattara's plan was to rally the international community to cut off Ivory Coast's finances so renegade incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo would be forced to surrender.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 04/05

    Saudi border guards demonstrate their skills during their graduation ceremony near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • What to watch for as election season sweeps across Africa

    Africa Monitor What to watch for as election season sweeps across Africa

    There are five countries in East and West Africa slated for elections in the near future. Guest blogger Alex Thurston outlines out the issues at hand in each election.

  • Ivory Coast's Gbagbo may be considering surrender

    Terrorism & Security Ivory Coast's Gbagbo may be considering surrender

    Overnight attacks by the UN and France on the residence of renegade president Gbagbo have empowered the forces of elected President Ouattara and reportedly brought Gbago to the brink of surrendering.

  • Obama on Libya: The dawn of a foreign policy doctrine?

    Obama on Libya: The dawn of a foreign policy doctrine?

    Libya may have been less a precedent than a case study in the president's blend of pragmatism and idealism.