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Thomas Morfin

Thomas Morfin

    Ousted Mali leader hiding out in capital
    Ousted Mali leader hiding out in capital
    Mali's ousted leader Amadou Toumani Toure, who has been missing since his overthrown, says he is safe in Bamako and not being held by the junta.
    Mali junta's new Constitution sets out elections
    Mali junta's new Constitution sets out elections
    Mali's junta has revealed a new Constitution that rules its members out of upcoming elections, seeking to show it will not cling to power.
    Coup clique finds friends are few as Mali unites against junta
    Coup clique finds friends are few as Mali unites against junta
    Malian coup leaders face increasing pressure as lawmakers and opposition figures call for them to go and Tuareg rebels close in on a key town.
    Pope celebrates giant mass in voodoo heartland
    Pope celebrates giant mass in voodoo heartland
    Pope Benedict XVI gives mass at a stadium hosting tens of thousands in Benin, wrapping up a visit detailing his vision for his church's future.
    Gbagbo says he's open to talks, asks rivals to disarm
    Gbagbo says he's open to talks, asks rivals to disarm
    Côte d'Ivoire strongman Laurent Gbagbo said he was open to talks with his rival Alassane Ouattara as violence escalated.
    Rival forces face-off in Abidjan's tense Abobo district
    Rival forces face-off in Abidjan's tense Abobo district
    At the top of a tarred road in this tense Abidjan district, forces loyal to internationally recognised president Alassane Ouattara man a roadblock.
    Isolated Gbagbo courts defiant Côte d'Ivoire rivals
    Isolated Gbagbo courts defiant Côte d'Ivoire rivals
    Laurent Gbagbo wants to "sit down and talk" with his internationally backed rival for power in Côte d'Ivoire , reports say.
    Côte d'Ivoire's Gbagbo isolated as rivals court military
    Côte d'Ivoire's Gbagbo isolated as rivals court military
    Laurent Gbagbo face growing isolation and pressure to quit power in Côte d'Ivoire with world powers freezing him out and his rivals seeking the army.
    Run-off looms in Côte d'Ivoire election
    Run-off looms in Côte d'Ivoire election
    A second-round run-off looms in the Côte d'Ivoire presidential elections after incumbent Laurent Gbagbo took a narrow lead over his chief rival.
    Côte d'Ivoire faces mounting election pressure
    Côte d'Ivoire faces mounting election pressure
    The international community is upping the pressure on the West African country of Côte d'Ivoire to hold a presidential election.