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Anti-French Rioting Rages on in Ivory Coast

Government supporters rioted for a second day today in the streets of Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s main city, venting their anger with an accord signed on Saturday in Paris to end Ivoirians’ civil conflict. Rioters erected barricades across the city, singling out foreigners, looting shops and effectively shutting down Abidjan, a vital port for West Africa. The peace accord, brokered by France, envisions rebel groups sharing power with the government, an approach that has enraged backers of President Laurent Gbagbo. Full Story

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