The BBC's Andrew Harding was threatened at gun-point on his way to interview Alassane Ouattara at his besieged hotel
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Reporter's dangerous journey to Ouattara besieged hotel

UN peacekeepers have been protecting a hotel in Abidjan that is sheltering Alassane Ouattara, the man recognised internationally as the new president.

Incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo has refused to cede power.

The BBC's Andrew Harding was threatened at gunpoint by militia loyal to Mr Gbagbo as he travelled to interview Mr Ouattara.

Speaking from the hotel, Mr Ouattara said the unrest would cease if Mr Gbagbo was removed from office by outside military intervention.

  • 06 Jan 2011
  • From the section Africa