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New threats to peace in Ivory Coast

Catholic World News - November 04, 2011

A “climate of generalized insecurity” prevails in Ivory Coast, provoking worries of widespread new fighting there, Bishop Gaspard Beby Gneba of Man has informed the Fides news service.

Violence has flared near the border of Liberia, causing 4 deaths in recent days. “We do not know who causes all this,” the bishop said. But he cited the growth of rival militia groups, and said that firearms are easily obtained by insurgents and criminals alike.

Ivory Coast is only now recovering from a bloody conflict that erupted when former President Laurent Gbagbo refused to leave office despite the electoral victory of his rival, Alassane Ouattara. Both sides of that conflict have been accused of human-rights violations.

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