Gbagbo's party urges independent prime minister to quit

A leading member of President Laurent Gbagbo’s Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) party has urged Cote d’Ivoire’s independent prime minister, Seydou Diarra, to resign, following the refusal of rebel forces to start disarming on 15 October as planned. Former prime minister Pascal Affi N’Guessan, the president of FPI, told Diarra to quit at a press conference on Saturday. He said the broad-based government of national reconciliation headed by Diarra should be disolved because it had shown “no concern whatsoever” at the rebels’ failure to disarm. Full Story

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