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African Leaders Seek Resolution to Ivory Coast Political Crisis

African leaders are in Abidjan for more talks with Ivory Coast's rival presidents. The country's political crisis has sent thousands of refugees into Liberia.

The African Union and the Economic Community of West African States have recognized former prime minister Alassane Ouattara as the newly-elected president of Ivory Coast.

So the focus of the groups' joint mission to Abidjan is the man who stands in Mr. Ouattara's way - incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo.

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FEBRUARY 2011 TABLE OF CONTENTS

COVER FEATURE
CAPTURE/KILL MISSION
America’s special operations forces are fighting and dying in Afghanistan. One of their deadly missions is recounted in this extract from Oliver North’s book, American Heroes in Special Operations.
By Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, USMC (Ret.)

MEXICO TAKES ON THE CARTELS

NEW U.S. ARMY UNIT

NEW U.S. ARMY UNIT

THEIR MOTTO;

"NEVER LEAVE A BUDDY'S BEHIND"

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Ivory Coast Diplomat Warns Crisis Threatens to Bring Genocide

Ivory Coast's new U.N. ambassador said Wednesday the ongoing dispute over who won last month's presidential election is pushing his country to the brink of genocide.

Youssofou Bamba made his comments in New York after presenting his credentials to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. Mr. Bamba was appointed by Alassane Ouattara, who the United Nations and the international community recognize as Ivory's Coast's president.

Both Mr. Ouattara and incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo say they won the November 28 presidential runoff.

Unresolved Issues Will Render Referendum 'Illegimate' Warns Sudan Party Official

A senior member of Sudan’s governing National Congress Party (NCP) said failure to resolve all outstanding issues before the 9th January referendum will render the outcome of the vote, in his word, “illegitimate,” if southern Sudanese choose secession over unity.

Rabie Abdelati Obeid told VOA a decision by southerners to choose to become independent rather than be part of the north will only be “political secession” and would not have any impact on the ground.