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Laurent Gbagbo Election

Ivory Coast -- Descent Into Brutality and Civil War

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Some government leaders keep going and going. They would rather see their country descend into anarchy than leave office. Gaddafi is one. Mugabe is another. So is the president of the Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo.

Why Do Things Always Fall Apart in Africa?

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

Unless Gbagbo peacefully leaves power, it seems inevitable that violence and conflict will again reign in the Ivory Coast destroying thousands of lives and the economy of one of the more prosperous African countries.