Ivory Coast: Gbagbo govt orders out UN, French troops

18th December 2010, Comments 0 comments

Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo has ordered that UN peacekeepers and French troops leave the country, a spokeswoman for his government said Saturday, in a statement read on state television.

"The president of the Republic of the Ivory Coast has just asked for the immediate departure from Ivorian territory of UNOCI and the French forces that support it," Education Minister Jacqueline Lohoues-Oble said.

© 2010 AFP

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