Fighting Continues In Ivory Coast

Forces backing Alassane Ouattara continue to attack loyalist to disputed President Laurent Gbagbo in Abijan, the former capital of Ivory Coast. Gbagbo still refuses to step down although Outttara is widely recognised as the winner of last year's election throughout the country and world. More than 370,000 have also fled their homes in Abidjan and there are more than 450,000 overall refuges across the country. Ouattara has gone to fellow west coast nation Nigeria to get help ousting his rival. Former rebel forces who support Ouattara still control the north while most of the army remains loyal to Gbagbo. The 9,000 UN peacekeepers who are in the country can not end the violence and the fighting has caused more than 70,000 civilians have crossed into neighbouring Liberia.

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