Alassane Ouattara
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Ivory Coast's Ouattara urges support

Troops supporting the UN-recognised president of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, appear poised for a final push to oust his rival, Laurent Gbagbo, who refuses to give up the presidency.

In the main city, Abidjan, pro-Ouattara forces have launched an assault on the fortified presidential residence.

Mr Ouattara appeared on local TV calling on his opponents to cross over to his side.

  • 01 Apr 2011
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