No breakthrough in Ivory Coast talks

2011-01-19 11:29
Abidjan - African Union envoy Raila Odinga left Abidjan early on Wednesday saying he had failed to achieve "the necessary breakthrough" in the Ivory Coast political crisis.

Odinga, the Kenyan prime minister, said strongman Laurent Gbagbo had reneged on his promise to lift a blockade on the Abidjan hotel serving as the temporary headquarters of his rival Alassane Ouattara.

Ouattara is recognised as winner of the November 28 presidential election by the Ivory Coast's voting authority and the international community.

Read more on:    alassane ouattara  |  raila odinga  |  laurent gbagbo  |  ivory coast  |  west africa

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