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Ivory coast civil war gbagbo ouattara 2011 3 21

Ivory coast civil war gbagbo ouattara 2011 3 21

A soldier in the Ivory Coast Army brandishes his gun in front of thousands of young supporters of Ivorian strongman Laurent Gbagbo. The young men gathered to enroll in the Ivorian army, on March 21, 2011 in Abidjan. Fervent backers of Gbagbo streamed to enlist in his armed forces as the United Nations faced pressure to do more to protect civilians in post-election bloodshed in which more than 400 people have been killed. Gbagbo, who refuses to cede power after disputed November polls, is seeking to boost his army and quash efforts by fighters backing internationally recognized president Alassane Ouattara to seize the economic capital Abidjdan.

Sia Kambou