Security remains “top priority” in Côte d’Ivoire

Hamadoun Touré, Porte-parole de l'ONUCI

Hamadoun Touré

Peace and security remain the top priorities facing the new government of Côte d’Ivoire, according to the United Nations mission in the country, UNOCI.

Fighting broke out in the commercial capital of the West African country on Thursday, as forces loyal to the deposed former president, Laurent Gbagbo attacked the forces of President Alassane Outtara.

A four-month political stalemate was recently brought to an end when Mr Gbagbo finally surrendered after refusing to step down from power. But many of his supporters want him back as president.

Daniel Dickinson asked Hamadoun Touré, the spokesman for UNOCI, about the current situation in the country.

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