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Thabo Mbeki begins Ivory Coast political mission

South Africa's former President Thabo Mbeki is in Ivory Coast on a mission to mediate between presidential rivals who both claim to have taken office.

Both contenders in the poll - the incumbent, Laurent Gbagbo, and his rival, Alassane Ouattara have sworn themselves in as president.

The BBC's John James in the commercial capital Abidjan, says Mr Mbeki is going to have a difficult job finding common ground between the two sides.

  • 05 Dec 2010
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