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Vol 52 No 4

Published 18th February 2011

Côte d'Ivoire

The financial sanctions tighten

Laurent Gbagbo’s economic options are narrowing. While sanctions have deprived him of most of his income from cocoa, he did, say local reports, make off with US$500 million worth of CFA francs from the vaults of the Banque centrale des états de l’Afrique de l’ouest before its managers were changed.

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