We look at some of the UN speeches from countries that aren't getting the headlines, including Mali, Guatemala, and Italy. Featuring:
After the results of Cote d'Ivoire's most recent election found the current president, Laurent Gbagbo, losing to Alassane Ouattra, Gbagbo refused to cede power and instead barricaded his opponent in the Golf Hotel. On this week's Backstory, we'll take a look at how a Cote d'Ivoire came to find itself in political chaos. We'll be joined by Adam Nossiter, the West Africa bureau chief of the New York Times, and Matt Wells, a West African researcher with Human Rights Watch.
Challenger Alassane Ouattara beat Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo in a recent election in that country, but President Gbagbo says he's not going anywhere. The current president is leveling accusations of election fraud at his elected replacement, and violence has erupted in the country — witnesses say eight Ouattara supporters were killed by gunmen at their headquarters. Borders are now being closed, and foreign news outlets are being blocked from the country by the regime in power.
We're joined by Adam Nossiter, West Africa's bureau chief for The New York Times, for more on this story.