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Vol 45 No 24

Published 3rd December 2004


Côte d'Ivoire

Another man with a plan

Outside the country Gbagbo has few friends - but inside, he is a force to be reckoned with

The big guns of the African Union have lost patience with President Laurent Gbagbo. South African President Thabo Mbeki was heading to Abidjan on 2 December to try to halt his apparent self-destruct mission before tougher United Nations sanctions come into force on 15 December, but there is no reason to believe his efforts will be any more effective than any previous diplomatic mission.

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