Gbagbo under Siege

Are we approaching endgame in Ivory Coast?

Via the BBC:  Ivory Coast: Besieged Gbagbo ‘in basement’ of residence.

Ivory Coast’s defiant President Laurent Gbagbo is sheltering with his family in the basement of his surrounded residence in the main city, Abidjan, the UN and military sources say.

Troops loyal to Mr Gbagbo’s rival, UN-recognised President Alassane Ouattara, say they have surrounded the compound.

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


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  5. frizztext says:

    it took far too long to clear the situation; the high death toll is a shame; earlier inventions needed!