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Vol 52 No 10

Published 13th May 2011

Côte d'Ivoire

Coulibaly: Death of a rebel

The death of Ibrahim Coulibaly (‘IB’), a former commander with the Forces Nouvelles, points to the difficulties of establishing a new security order in Côte d’Ivoire. IB died in a firefight against his erstwhile comrades in Abidjan on 27 April. There is no question that Coulibaly’s arrival in Abidjan last December and his command of clandestine military operations against the regime of Laurent Gbagbo helped turn events in favour of Alassane Dramane Ouattara (ADO).

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