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Cote d’Ivoire: C is for ‘chocolate,’ ‘colonialism’ and also ‘C Street’

The war you barely heard about, in the African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, turns out to have been about more than just the presidency of the world’s biggest cocoa producer. It was also about religion: Christians vs Muslims, and the … Continue reading

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Bye-bye Gbagbo: best photo ever

If that doesn’t capture the essence of a spent dictator, nothing does. Story here.

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Bye-bye Gbagbo: Ivorian ex-president detained by French forces

After reports that U.N. and French forces had fired on the compound where the deposed Ivorian president was holed up, refusing to give up power, the AFP reports Monday morning that he has been arrested by French forces.

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Bye-bye Gbagbo: Obama tells Ivorian leader to go, surrender talks reportedly under way

The BBC reports that Cote d’Ivoire’s deposed, but recalcitrant president, Laurent Gbagbo, is holed up in his presidential palace, while his top generals try to negotiate a surrender.

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