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Ivory coast crisis: Awaiting a breakthrough in Abidjan

The UN says three generals loyal to Ivory Coast's besieged President Laurent Gbagbo are negotiating terms for his surrender, but the situation in Abidjan remains tense.

Mr Gbagbo is sheltering with his family in the basement bunker of his residence in the main city, Abidjan.

Troops loyal to Mr Gbagbo's rival, UN-recognised President Alassane Ouattara, say they have surrounded the compound.

Andrew Harding reports.

  • 06 Apr 2011
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