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Vol 44 No 24

Published 5th December 2003

Côte d'Ivoire

We interrupt . . .

Lieutenant Zadi's forcible interruption of state television programmes on 30 November to demand the withdrawal of French troops may presage a new offensive by loyalists of President Laurent Gbagbo against rebel forces in Bouake. A ceasefire signed on 3 May between Gbagbo and Guillaume Soro, head of the Mouvement Patriotique de la Côte d'Ivoire (MPCI) and de facto ruler of the rebel-held north, is in peril (AC Vol 44 No 18).

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