Cape Verde President Pedro Pires, Boni Yayi of Benin, and Alassane Ouattara
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Ivory Coast 'talks may continue' as mission ends

West African leaders have ended their mission to Ivory Coast, having failed to persuade incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo to stand down.

They had hoped Mr Gbagbo would agree to cede power to Alassane Ouattara, widely considered to be the true winner of November's elections.

But Mr Gbagbo has refused, despite the leaders' threat of military action.

The leaders will report back to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan about the progress of the talks. John James reports from Ivory Coast.

  • 29 Dec 2010
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