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Mar032011

Political Standoff in Ivory Coast Becoming More Deadly

Photo Courtesy - ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images(YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast) -- A political stand-off may be coming to a violent climax in Ivory Coast, as clashes between supporters of opposing politicians rock the country. 

Dozens have reportedly been killed, as incumbent President Laurent Bgagbo continues to refuse to cede power to rival Alassene Outarra, who is widely believed to have won the country's presidential election last year. 

More than 200,000 refugees have fled the violence in fear that the West-African nation is sliding into civil war.

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