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Is this the end for Laurent Gbagbo?

Chloe Tilley Chloe Tilley | 09:40 UK time, Friday, 1 April 2011

Troops loyal to the UN recognised President Alassane Ouattara, appear to poised for a final push to oust his rival Laurent Gbagbo.

In the main city, Abidjan, pro-Ouattara forces have launched an assault on the presidential residence. There has also been fighting around the state TV building, which went off air.

Moha from Somalia posted on our facebook page,

"i think this will create problems coz Gbagbo is one person and if he goes he leaves behind hundreds of armed youths. It is far from over"

Pro-Ouattara forces reportedly now control about 80% of the country.

Violence has been increasing in recent weeks with an estimated 473 people dead and up to a million fleeing since the disputed elections.

But as the international community has been focusing on the uprising across Tunisia, Egypt and more recently Syria, Yemen and of course Libya, Ivory Coast seems forgotten. Why hasn't there been international intervention in ivory Coast, is it western double standards? Or better that the people of Ivory Coast resolve the situation?

Muhindo in Uganda posted on our facebook page,

"Good that Quattarra is doing it without foreign intervention, lets hope Gagbo goes sooner rather than later"

The United States says time is running out for Laurent Gbagbo, but the Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson rejected comparisons to the situation in Libya,

"The former government of Laurent Gbagbo does not have helicopter gunships, jet aviation or tanks in the numbers that we have seen in (Libya), nor have we seen the tremendous loss of life or the exceedingly large number of people racing for the borders,"

We'll be speaking to people in Ivory Coast to get the latest there and get their view on whether more should be done by the international community to help them. Speak to you on air at 1100GMT

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