26 Mar '11, 4am

US recognizes Ouattara as the rightful leader of Ivory Coast

US recognizes Ouattara as the rightful leader of Ivory Coast

WASHINGTON: The United States recognizes President Alassane Ouattara as the rightful leader of the west African nation of Ivory Coast, US President Barack Obama said late Friday. "Last year's election was free and fair," Obama said in a video message to the leaders and people of Ivory Coast. "And President Alassane Ouattara is the democratically-elected leader of the nation." The message came after the UN Security Council met Friday to discuss a draft resolution introduced by France and Nigeria on a weapons ban in Abidjan. Many observers argue that Laurent Gbagbo's refusal to cede power to internationally recognised president Alassane Ouattara has pushed the country to the brink of civil war. Fighting with heavy weapons raged in two northern suburbs of Abidjan on Friday near a military barracks where pro-Gbagbo forces said they had repulsed an attack by rebels backing Ouat...

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