World powers are demanding that Laurent Gbagbo stand aside for his rival Alassane Ouattara to take over the presidency. The potentially explosive standoff has damaged the economy and raised the specter of civil war.
AFP - World powers hustled Wednesday for Ivory Coast's defiant leader Laurent Gbagbo to quit after disputed polls but Russia blocked the UN Security Council from taking a joint stand against him.
Mbeki called in as peacemaker in Ivory Coast
Alassane Ouattara - Portrait
Date created : 2010-12-08