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Ivory Coast UN ambassador warns of genocide risk

Ivory Coast's newly appointed ambassador to the UN has warned the country is "on the brink of genocide".

Youssoufou Bamba said there had been large scale violation of human rights as a result of the ongoing political unrest.

Laurent Gbagbo is refusing to step down despite his rival, Alassane Ouattara, being internationally accepted as the presidential election winner.

John James reports.

  • 30 Dec 2010
  • From the section Africa
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