Ivory Coast crisis claims 462 lives

2011-03-24 16:01

Abidjan - Political unrest in Ivory Coast has claimed 462 lives this year, with 52 killings in the past week, the United Nations mission in Abidjan said on Thursday.

During the week "shelling and indiscriminate violence against civilians claimed at least 52 lives including five children and seven women, as well as several dozen injured," the UN mission's deputy human rights director Guillaume Ngefa told a press conference.

"The total number of deaths has gone up to 462 since mid-December" 2010, he added.

Violence erupted following November 28 presidential elections after incumbent Laurent Gbagbo refused to cede power to Alassane Ouattara, internationally recognised as the winner.

  • pop101 - 2011-03-24 16:50

    I predict somebody is going to mention OIL.

      amos - 2011-03-24 17:29

      Thieves & looters of the west have no interest here. Who cares who dies and why.

      Francois - 2011-03-24 18:04

      No- this is African solutions for African porblems - long live Racist Mbeki and Janeekop Zuma - may the Third Wors be with them.

  • Ross - 2011-03-24 17:07

    Gbagbo makes the apartheid regime look like the Mary Poppins Show. No comment from the AU????

      Steve Wonderboy - 2011-03-24 17:57

      What do you expect from that bunch of pussies? How can you expect one gangster to act against another if they are in the same gang? Thing is if I act against you when your doing wrong that means you'll be justified to act against me when I do wrong. None of them want that.

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