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Vol 44 No 17

Published 29th August 2003

Côte d'Ivoire

Paris plotters

As relations worsen between President Laurent Gbagbo and Prime Minister Seydou Diarra, a coup plot is no great surprise. But the plotters, a group of mercenaries led by veteran troublemaker Staff Sergeant Ibrahim Coulibaly ('IB'), were arrested not in Abidjan but by French security agents at Paris's Méridien Montparnasse hotel and Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport.

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