Hundreds die in Côte d'Ivoire's post-electoral violence

More than 460 people have died in Côte d'Ivoire since December last year following the disputed presidential elections in the West African country.

Ivorian child refugee

Ivorian child refugee

Political violence is spiralling in the country as President Laurent Gbagbo continues to refuse to allow President Alassane Outtara to take over as the duly elected president of Côte d’Ivoire.

The United Nations mission in Côte d’Ivoire has reminded all those involved in the post-electoral crisis that attacking civilians could constitute crimes against humanity.

UN Spokesman Martin Nesirky has more.

“The UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire says that the number of deaths due to post-electoral violence in the country is now up to 462. That’s the total number since December verified by the mission. The mission also said today that large numbers of civilians continue to leave Abobo, Williamsville and Uboka and other parts of Abidjan because of lack of food and medication.”

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