Black People : Africa: the new war Zone/UN drops Bombs in Ivory Coast

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    Gbagbo Negotiates Exit as Ivory Coast’s Army Surrenders
    April 05, 2011, 3:22 PM EDT


    April 5 (Bloomberg) -- Forces loyal to Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo surrendered and the former president began to negotiate his exit from power with the United Nations, a day after French and UN forces bombed his last strongholds in the commercial capital, Abidjan.

    Gbagbo was bunkered in a basement with his family and ready to surrender, Choi Young-jin, the head of the UN’s mission in the West African nation, said in an interview on Al Jazeera today. Earlier, troops backing rival Alassane Ouattara captured most of Abidjan.

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    Ivory Coast: Helicopters Strike Gbagbo Residence, Ouattara Forces Accused of Atrocities

    In news from Africa,
    U.N. and French helicopters have opened fire on the residence of Ivory Coast incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he ordered forces to “use all means necessary” to neutralize Gbagbo’s heavy weapons. Sunday’s strikes came after Gbagbo’s forces fired on the hotel headquarters of President-elect Alassane Ouattara. Meanwhile,
    forces loyal to Ouattara are coming under criticism for atrocities allegedly committed during their advance on the city of Abidjan. According to Human Rights Watch, the pro-Ouattara forces killed hundreds of civilians, raped more than 20 alleged supporters of Gbagbo, and burned at least 10 villages. The allegations add to a growing humanitarian crisis in the region. Jean-Philippe Chauzy is a spokesperson for the International Organization for Migration.

    Jean-Philippe Chauzy: "The humanitarian challenges remain enormous. Access to drinkable water remains the major challenge, many of the wells actually polluted. Water is unsafe for drinking. Access to sanitation is very, very limited."


    http://www.democracynow.org/2011/4/11/headlines#9
     
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