Security analysts say that despite talk of military intervention to oust Ivory Coast Incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo, an effective attempt by international forces is unlikely.
Ivory Coast's would-be prime minister, Guillaume Soro, called Wednesday for civil disobedience and foreign military intervention as the only ways out of the deadlock.
Ivory Coast opposition leader and internationally recognized President-elect Alassane Ouattara urged international bodies to force Laurent Gbagbo from the presidency.
For the good of the Ivory Coast, which was torn apart in a recent civil war and is now facing post-election violence, President Gbagbo should give up his claim that he won the most recent elections.
South Africa’s former president, Thabo Mbeki, arrived in the Ivory Coast Sunday to mediate a dispute over who won the Nov. 28 election.
The arrest of officers from Niger's military junta could complicate the junta's attempts to return Niger to democracy.