Great map of African countries’ position in the Ivorian crisis

A good map from Jeune Afrique synthesizing the dilemmas within the African institutions about the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire.

In red: countries in favour of all forms of measures against Gbagbo, including military intervention

In yellow: countries focusing on a  deal between Gbagbo and Ouattara

In blue: countries focusing on a  deal between Gbagbo and Ouattara, openly rejecting the idea of a military intervention

Green stripes: members of the African Union panel

Also an interesting information from the article, explaining the close ties between Gbagbo and Dos Santos (Angola): more than being close ideologically, they were bound by the opposition to former President Houphouët Boigny, who was a UNITA supporter. Ever since Gbagbo closed down UNITA representation in Abidjan in 2000, Dos Santos has always been grateful to Gbagbo, and provided military assistance against the rebels from 2002.

 

 

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