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Hundreds flee Ivory Coast as deadlock drags on

DAKAR (AlertNet) – About 1,000 people have fled Ivory Coast into neighbouring Liberia since the second round of a disputed presidential ballot in the West African country, according to an official from the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR)

Read: Hundreds flee Ivory Coast as deadlock drags on – UNHCR – AlertNet.

Earlier:

The West African regional bloc ECOWAS recognized Alassane Ouattara as Ivory Coast’s president-elect on Tuesday after disputed elections and urged Laurent Gbagbo to accept defeat and step down.

Read: West African bloc recognizes Ouattara as Ivory Coast leader | Reuters.

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