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Ivory Coast's Violence Threatens Africa

On a continent that absorbs 75 percent of the world’s U.N. peacekeeping forces and budget, Ivory Coast’s violent downward spiral threatens hard-won gains against West Africa’s devastating civil wars of the 1990s.If Ivory Coast — West Africa’s economic powerhouse and the world’s top cocoa producer — returns to war, everyone from its neighbors to the world’s chocolate lovers will feel the pain. Many hold one man responsible: President Laurent Gbagbo. His fate after the week’s violence stands to determine his country’s fate as well.Full Story

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