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African Union warns Ivory Coast against attacks, backs UN embargo

Six African leaders sent a tough message to Ivory Coast’s President Laurent Gbagbo, supporting a proposed UN arms embargo on his country and warning him against further attacks on rebel-held cities. Gbagbo’s envoy to the African Union summit departed in anger, complaining that the presidents had failed to criticise alleged excesses by French peacekeepers in Ivory Coast, but insisting: “For us the war is over”. President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, the current chairman of the African Union, and five fellow African leaders had earlier released a statement calling for an end to both loyalist and rebel attacks in Ivory Coast. Full Story

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