Does Ivory Coast need a new strategy?
As the international community focuses on the crisis in Libya, the situation in Ivory Coast threatens to degenerate.
The United Nations has warned that Ivory Coast is on the brink of a new civil war, as post-election violence spreads from Abidjan to other areas. Yesterday, Laurent Gbagbo extended a curfew in the two Abidjan neighbourhoods of Abobo and Anyama following fighting between his supporters and those of his rival Alassane Ouattara.
The African Union panel led initiative has so far failed to find a solution to the stalemate. So, what could provide a lasting solution for Ivory Coast? Is power sharing impossible? Should the UN Security Council to get involved? Does Africa need a new approach to conflict resolution?
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