US approves sanctions on Gbagbo

2010-12-21 18:12

Paris - The United States says it has approved travel sanctions against Laurent Gbagbo and about 30 others following Ivory Coast's disputed presidential election.

A US official for African affairs says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has authorised travel sanctions against members of Gbagbo's government.

William Fitzgerald says the move concerns about 30 people, though he cannot give their names, in accordance with US law. He spoke on Tuesday in a conference call in French with reporters.

International pressure is mounting for Gbagbo to concede defeat to Alassane Ouattara, whose victory has been recognised by the United Nations and countries worldwide.

  • 106106sa - 2010-12-21 19:41

    Viva la Africa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • CPII - 2010-12-21 19:42

    Aaarggghh....WTF cares. Even RSA's "elections" have been rigged since 1994 :-(

      afro broda - 2010-12-22 08:49

      at least people in RSA are much more open mindend and they dont just submit to crazy orders from their leaders. i bet you with my life, if the polokwane event (that have later pave way for ANC to recall thabo mbeki) had happened in ivory coast we would have seen a genocide in that country

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