timeline of the War in Somalia

By benim
In Analysis
Dec 14th, 2010
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Council follows lead of West African bloc ECOWAS * U.N.’s Choi rejects interference charge * Says Gbagbo victory impossible given results (Recasts with U.N. Security Council statement) By Tim Cocks and Patrick Worsnip ABIDJAN/UNITED NATIONS, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council on ...
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In Cote d'Ivoire
Dec 14th, 2010
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The European Union agreed to impose sanctions on Ivory Coast incumbent Laurent Gbagbo on Monday, and his army deployed near his rival’s headquarters in a standoff later defused by the U.N. envoy. Gbagbo is in a power struggle with Alassane Ouattara, with both claiming victory in a November 28 e...
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In Cote d'Ivoire
Dec 12th, 2010
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The African Union does not favour sanctions for now over a disputed presidential election in Ivory coast and will instead stick to quiet diplomacy, the Union’s top security official said on Sunday. A row over who won an election on November 28 has left Ivory Coast, the world’s top cocoa p...
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In Cote d'Ivoire
Dec 11th, 2010
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Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo must concede the presidency and accept his rival Alassane Ouattara as head of state before talks can begin on settling their power struggle, Ouattara’s camp said on Saturday. Gbagbo has floated the idea of talks to end a row over who won an election on Nov. ...
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In Cote d'Ivoire
Dec 10th, 2010
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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – The uniformed men came in the morning, while the youths in the opposition neighborhood were sleeping. Some wore masks. They broke down metal doors, grabbed the young men from their beds and, yelling insults, beat them with truncheons. They took the youths away; one later died f...
By benim
In Election
Dec 8th, 2010
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The West African regional bloc ECOWAS recognised Alassane Ouattara as Ivory Coast’s president-elect on Tuesday after a disputed ballot and urged incumbent Laurent Gbagbo to accept defeat. Gbagbo earlier defied international demands for him to yield and he named a new cabinet, two days after Oua...
By benim
In Article
Dec 7th, 2010
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Cote d’Ivoire has been suspended from a regional body representing 15 West African countries after its incumbent president and the leader of the opposition both claimed victory in the country’s runoff poll. The suspension was announced on Tuesday by Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigerian preside...
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In Election
Dec 7th, 2010
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Ivory Coast’s presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara offered government posts on Monday to members of his rival Laurent Gbagbo’s cabinet, if Gbagbo stepped down. It was the latest manoeuvre in a power struggle that has enveloped the West African state since an election that yielded two w...
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In Cote d'Ivoire
Dec 6th, 2010
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Tyres burned as demonstrators call for incumbent president to step down, while opposition threatens forced removal Tensions were rising in Ivory Coast today, after demonstrators burned tyres in Abidjan to protest against President Laurent Gbagbo’s refusal to step down after losing last weekR...
By benim
In East Africa
Dec 6th, 2010
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Kenyan police have arrested 346 foreigners in Nairobi in a major operation after two separate grenade and gun attacks last week killed three policemen, officers said on Monday. In the first attack, unidentified men lobbed a grenade into a police vehicle in Nairobi’s predominantly Somali suburb ...