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Global Politics

Ivory Coast political standoff continues

The African Union is intervening in the disputed presidential election in Ivory Coast. Incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo has refused to stand aside for the man the UN says won the poll. Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to the BBC's John James in Abidjan.

Global Politics

Meeting tackles cybercrime

Many computer fraud scams originate in West Africa. Today, computer experts from 20 West African countries met in Ivory Coast to discuss how to fight such Internet scams. Host Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's John James in Abidjan.

Global Politics

Ivory Coast in turmoil

The United Nations says Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast lost his country's presidential vote in November but he and his supporters have refused to accept that result. The BBC's John James is in the city of Abijan.