[QODLink]
Inside Story
Cote d'Ivoire's power struggle
Can Thabo Mbeki prevent civil war erupting after rival candidates both claimed victory in the presidential elections?
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2010 14:14 GMT

Thabo Mbeki, the former South African president, has arrived in Abidjan to try to resolve the tense stand-off following presidential elections in Cote d'Ivoire.

Incumbent Laurent Gbagbo and his main rival Allasane Outtara are both claiming victory, and both have taken oaths of office, as the political crisis spirals out of control.
 
Gbagbo is backed by the highest legal authority in the land - but the electoral commission says Outtara won most votes, a position backed by the UN, the US, the EU and the African Union.

The EU has sent Mbeki to mediate a way out of the political crisis in this African country.

So, will both men agree to a peaceful resolution? Or will the country slide back into civil unrest?

Inside Story, with presenter Shiulie Gosh, discusses with Yao Gnamiea, the special advisor to Laurent Gbagbo on diplomatic affairs; Marie-Roger Biloa, the editor of Africa International, and Sam Kona, an independent analyst from Peace Caravan.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Sunday, December 5, 2010.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Featured
Influential independence figure has been key in promoting Scottish nationalism, but will his efforts succeed?
Teenage phenom with quick hands and a passion for boxing has reminded many of the great Filipino fighter at a young age.
Families of Britons killed in 2013 siege at gas plant in Algeria frustrated by inquiry delay over 'sensitive' materials.
Rhinoceros beetles once drew 40,000 visitors each year to Tamura city, but nuclear disaster has decimated beetle mania.
In run-up to US midterm elections, backers of immigration law changes disappointed by postponement of executive action.
join our mailing list