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Vol 45 No 15

Published 21st July 2004

Côte d'Ivoire

Chirac's man

The Marcoussis peace accord appears deadlocked, but French President Jacques Chirac has one more ace up his sleeve: the Gabonese leader El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba. The presence of the veteran Franco-African mediator ­ and the threat of United Nations sanctions ­ may concentrate the minds of the participants at a summit in Accra, Ghana, on 29 July.

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