Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ivory Coast Erupts Into Civil War

Fighting Spreads as Ivory Coast Draws Closer to Return to Civil War -- Voice of America

Ivory Coast is moving closer to a return to civil war with rebels claiming to have captured new territory in the west and supporters of the incumbent president calling for attacks against foreigners and U.N. peacekeepers.

Incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo's youth leader says Gbagbo supporters should chase foreigners from their neighborhoods and block the movement of United Nations peacekeepers who he says are backing rebels allied with the U.N.-certified winner of the presidential election, Alassane Ouattara.

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More News On The Unrest In The Ivory Coast

Clashes spread across Cote d'Ivoire -- Al Jazeera
Violence escalates in Ivory Coast -- CNN
Gun battles raging in Ivory Coast -- The Telegraph
More 'heavy-weapon fire' in I. Coast's Abidjan -- Yahoo News/AFP
Ivorian army pledges to restore order to Abidjan -- Reuters
Fears that Ivory Coast is slipping back into civil war -- BBC
Ivory Coast: Rebels take western town Zouan-Hounien -- BBC
Civilians flee Ivory Coast fighting -- The Telegraph

Ivory Coast leader calls for hunt on foreigners -- Yahoo News/AP
Ivory Coast youth leader threatens foreigners -- FOX News

UN chief warns of civil war in Ivory Coast amid new clashes -- Yahoo News/AFP

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