Laurent Gbagbo
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Battle over presidency in Ivory Coast raises civil war fears

Ivory Coast is in a major political crisis, after rival presidential candidates swore themselves in.

The incumbent Laurent Gbagbo took the oath to serve a new term, but within hours Alassane Ouattara also laid claim to the presidency.

Fears have been raised that the country could descend into civil war again. Indeed, the UN has already moved non-essential staff out of the country.

Stephane Mayoux reports.

  • 06 Dec 2010