05 Mar '11, 10pm

#singapore news: African Union chief takes message to Gbagbo after killings: ABIDJAN : African Union Commission

ABIDJAN : African Union Commission chief Jean Ping held talks in Abidjan Saturday with strongman Laurent Gbagbo and rival Alassane Ouattara in a bid to end their three-month stand-off. Ping delivered a message from the five African heads of state tasked by the African Union with finding a peaceful solution to the dispute in which both men claim to be president. Violence has flared in the last two weeks, leading to fears that the unfinished business from last November's election could descend into civil war. As Ping met the two rivals, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said it was ready to move fast against those who committed crimes against the civilian population. Witnesses and United Nations officials have blamed the pro-Gbagbo Defence and Security Forces (FDS) for shooting dead seven women dead Thursday during a pro-Ouattara demonstration in Abidjan. They have deni...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/111...

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