Backstory: Cote d'Ivoire's Election Troubles

Thursday, December 30, 2010

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.


Adam Nossiter and Matt Wells
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Paul I. Adujie

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