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South Africa Sends a Warship to Cote d’Ivoire

February 9, 2011

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Earlier this week I blogged about the African leadership’s fracturing unity over how to address the political stalemate in Cote d’Ivoire. Today, this became increasingly apparent, as South Africa now has a warship anchored off the coast of Cote d’Ivoire. While the ship ostensibly provides a place for future negotiations, ECOWAS perceives the action as an indirect effort to undermine its policy and keep Gbagbo in power.

With seventeen or eighteen elections across Africa this year, the resolution of Cote d’Ivoire’s impasse matters.

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