I remember as an elementary school kid in Nigeria in the 80's seeing the massive influx of Chadian nationals--women, young
Davis insisted then that he wasn't lobbying on Gbagbo's behalf, but was merely helping to start an international dialogue
Recent weeks have shown how the political elite keep blocking the path to reconciliation in Côte d'Ivoire. The leadership from both sides of the politico-ethnic divide appears unwilling to learn the vital lessons from a decade of civil conflict in which thousands of civilians were killed.
The message was the same to the residents: to create a new Côte d'Ivoire, the abuse must stop, and the government must ensure justice by prosecuting the people responsible, regardless of who they are or whom they support.
After every major diplomatic initiative resulted in a clear statement in support of Ouattara, Gbagbo certainly knew he could never rule. What was he trying to accomplish?
Click for Restrictions. "The chief of Gbagbo forces ... called us to say that he wants to surrender the weapons," he said
The crisis engulfing the Ivory Coast is a lesson in how even the trappings of democracy can fail to keep a fragile nation from breaking apart. It wasn't supposed to be this way.
Former President Laurent Gbagbo has lost political power and now seeks the power of martyrdom. Now that he is dug into the presidential residence refusing to leave, what next?
(Additional reporting by Mark John in Abidjan, Louis Charbonneau at the United Nations, Bate Felix and Silvia Aloisi in Dakar
The nation plunged into a tense political crisis in November after the incumbent president, Laurent Gbagbo, refused to concede