Conflict in Ivory Coast
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UN crisis meeting as violence escalates in Ivory Coast

The UN Human Rights Council has held an emergency meeting to discuss the situation in Ivory Coast.

More than 170 people have been killed in the violence following last month's disputed presidential elections.

Laurent Gbagbo is refusing to stand down despite his apparent defeat.

The BBC's James Robbins reports on the background to the political crisis.

  • 23 Dec 2010
  • From the section Africa