Monday, February 28, 2011

Ivory Coast Violence Continues To Escalate

Ivory Coast Violence Escalates As Mediation Efforts Stall -- Christian Science Monitor

A resurgence of violence in Ivory Coast this weekend put a hold on African Union mediation efforts, but African leaders continue to resist international efforts to intervene further.

An African Union team of five heads of state, charged with resolving the political crisis in Ivory Coast, seems to be extending its stay in the country beyond Tuesday as violence between the two well-armed sides increases and the chances of peaceful negotiation rapidly diminish.

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More News On The Ivory Coast

Belarus breaks Ivory Coast arms embargo - UN chief -- BBC
UN Accuses Belarus of Arming Ivory Coast Military in Violation of Embargo -- Voice of America
UN: Belarus sent attack helicopters to Ivory Coast -- AP
U.N. charge on Ivorian arms smuggling is denied -- Reuters
UN can't confirm I.Coast got Belarus choppers-envoys -- Reuters
Civilians Flee Fighting in Ivory Coast's Commercial Capital -- Voice of America
Fighting in Ivory Coast Disrupts National TV Broadcasts -- Voice of America
UN chief warns of civil war in Ivory Coast -- AFP

My Comment: This conflict is heading into a civil war .... and both sides now know that.

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