Ouattara inaugurated as Ivorian president

After six months deadly standoff with former president, rightful poll winner is sworn in as president of Cote d'Ivoire.

    Alassane Ouattara won the Cote d'Ivoire presidential polls six months ago, but was only inaugurated as president on Sunday, after a bitter and bloody standoff with the former president, Laurent Gbagbo, in which 3000 people were killed as the two men struggled for power.

    It was a ceremony attended by around 20 heads of state, and one which his supporters hope will mark the beginning of a new chapter in the country's troubled history.

    Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from the inauguration ceremony.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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