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Vol 49 No 9

Published 25th April 2008

Côte d'Ivoire

It's not over yet

Postponed elections and continuing violence cast a long shadow over hopes for peace

The elections that were due in January are now scheduled for 30 November, but the old bugbears that caused the delay have still not been laid to rest, a year after the Ouagadougou peace agreement between President Laurent Gbagbo and the rebel leader Guillaume Soro. The sticking points are the issues of identification and disarmament. The men who lead Côte d’Ivoire claim that everything is in order, but just beneath the surface lie potholes that could bump the belligerents off the road to peace.

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