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Vol 47 No 8

Published 14th April 2006


Côte d'Ivoire

Identity crisis

Plans for new voters' cards and a new electoral register provoke yet another political deadlock

A row between Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny and President Laurent Gbagbo about identity cards and the electoral roll goes to the heart of the political crisis (AC Vol 47 No 4). Without a solution, there can be no elections and no serious hopes of peace between the armed camps. United Nations' officials and Western diplomats will probably side with Banny. Gbagbo's 'Jeunes Patriotes' will probably make trouble again.

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