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Deadly ethnic clashes, anti-French demos rock Ivory Coast

Thousands of angry youths brandishing sticks ran riot in Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan for a fourth day and sought US backing against a French peace deal, as at least 10 people died in ethnic clashes sparked by the pact. France meanwhile announced tighter security measures for citizens living in its former west African colony, and President Jacques Chirac urged his Ivorian counterpart Laurent Gbagbo to respect the accord he had accepted over the weekend. “I call upon President Gbagbo to see to it that his commitment is respected. I have no doubt that he will do so,” Chirac told a press conference in Paris on Tuesday. Full Story

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