Thursday, March 25, 2004

Cote d'Ivoire: trouble

The opposition demonstration in Abidjan went on as planned ... and there was gunfire, people were killed (numbers vary).

The New Forces (rebels) and an opposition party, Rally of the Republicans, have pulled out of the coalition government.
"We have suspended our participation in the government ... because the security forces have been shooting in Abidjan," [New Forces leader Guillaume] Soro told Reuters by phone from the rebel stronghold of Bouake.
UN peacekeepers are due in the country next month.