Saturday, May 7, 2011

New Ivorian President Sworn In

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara took oath of office on Friday as authorities of the Western African country try to turn the page on the months-long civil conflict that followed a contested election.

"It is the start of a new era of reconciliation," Mr. Ouattara said in a short speech after the ceremony.

Mr. Ouattara and ousted leader Laurent Gbagbo were engaged in an armed conflict after the latter refused to relinquish his president's post following his loss in the November election. Mr. Gbagbo was put under house arrest after he was pulled from a basement bunker at his residence ...

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