Ivory Coast: April 16, 2005


While the government, under diplomatic pressure, especially from the UN, has agreed to end the war threats, and make peace with the northern rebels. But  president Gbagbo has unleashed forces they may not be able to control. Gbagbo has set native Ivorian tribes against the many immigrants who have moved into the north over the last few generations to help build the cocoa growing industry. This has led to other ancient tribal disputes being revived, and a general sense of unrest. Now, many Ivorians see their country sliding towards the same kind of chaos that recently destroyed Sierra Leone and Liberia.  


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