Chocolate roots of the Cote d’Ivoire crisis

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April 6, 2011
The Nation
by James North  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"This tropical West African nation, once the most prosperous in the region, is sliding even deeper into civil war. At press time, after a weeklong street battle for Abidjan, the commercial capital of 5 million, there were reports of a fragile settlement. But the vicious violence could break out again at any time. Mainstream Western press accounts included depressingly familiar explanations: the stolen presidential election in November, rising ethnic conflict. The explanations were accurate, as far as they went." (04/05/11)  


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