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Ivory Coast conflict: UN-brokered talks with Gbagbo fail

France has said that UN-brokered talks with incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo, negotiating terms for his departure, have failed.

French and UN troops are attempting to maintain security around Abidjan under the terms of a UN Security Council resolution.

Knox Chitiyo from the Royal United Service Institute analyses what Gbagbo's strategy might be.

  • 06 Apr 2011