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Ivorian troops kill protesters, AU team arrives

Ivorian troops killed at least six protesters calling on Laurent Gbagbo to step down as leader on Monday as African presidents arrived in Abidjan.

Ouattara calls for action on Côte d’Ivoire

Tougher action, possibly including force, is the only way to make Côte d'Ivoire incumbent Laurent Gbagbo step down after mediation failed.

Nigeria’s Obasanjo optimistic on Côte d’Ivoire trip

Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo ended a day of mediation in Côte d'Ivoire's crisis, saying he was optimistic it could be resolved.

Military option still on the cards in Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire's Laurent Gbagbo has agreed to further talks to end his country's crisis, buying himself time after a demand that he step down.

Don’t count on foreign troops, Gbagbo tells rival

Côte d'Ivoire's Laurent Gbagbo told his presidential rival on Saturday not to expect foreign troops to install him in power by force.

‘Gbagbo does not want to face force’

A spokesperson for Côte d'Ivoire presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara said that Ecowas must use military force soon to oust Laurent Gbagbo.

France warns citizens as Ivorian crisis deepens

France asked its citizens to leave Côte d'Ivoire and the World Bank froze funding to the country on Wednesday, as a power struggle deepened.

Côte d’Ivoire braces for trouble with new protest

Allies of presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara have urged Ivorians to join a new march through Abidjan to seize the state broadcaster's building.

UN council backs Ouattara in Côte d’Ivoire election

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday backed Alassane Ouattara as the winner of Côte d'Ivoire's disputed November 28 presidential election.

Ivorian leader ahead in poll, faces run-off

Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo was ahead in an election, the electoral commission said on Thursday, but he will face a run-off vote.

Iraqi Kurds end voting; feud with Baghdad looms

Iraqi Kurds voted on Saturday in polls expected to keep President Masoud Barzani in power and unlikely to allay voters' worries about corruption.

Iraq regains control of cities as US pulls back

Iraq regained full control of its towns and cities on Tuesday as US troops pulled back, six years after the invasion to topple Saddam Hussein.

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