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Laurent Gbagbo (photo, from nytimes.com) was captured on Monday in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, following a week-long siege of his residence. (more…)

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Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general said he was “concerned and alarmed” about the reports from the Ivory Coast town of Duekoue. He urged the country’s internationally backed president Alassane Ouattara to investigate several hundreds of deaths because part of them are blamed on his supporters. (more…)

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Tensions are growing in Ivory Coast between supporters of president Laurent Gbabgo, who refused to step down last november after the presidential elections, and those of Alassane Ouattara, widely recognised as the winner. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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While they were marching in support of Alassane Ouattara in Adidjan, in Ivory Coast, at least six women have been shot dead by Security forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo, witnesses said. (map, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Even though the US, UN and France say the opposition candidate Alassane Ouattara won the election, Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo was sworn in for a new term on Saturday. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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A leading UK charity said that children as young as six are being sexually abused by peacekeepers and aid workers.

In post-conflict areas, children are being abused by the very people drafted into such zones to hep look after them, says Save the Children. (more…)

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