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Pressure mounts on Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo

A delegation of West African leaders is due to arrive in Ivory Coast to urge the country's incumbent president to step down peacefully.

Laurent Gbagbo has been refusing to quit since last month's disputed elections.

The West African regional grouping, Ecowas, has threatened military intervention if he does not hand over to opposition leader Alassane Ouattara, who is recognised internationally as the new president.

The BBC's Damon Embling reports.

  • 28 Dec 2010
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