Civil war has broken out in the Ivory Coast as former President Laurent Gbagbo refuses to step down after losing last year’s election to Alassane Ouattara. The situation is rapidly escalating as UN and French forces attacked a Gbagbo military camp.
The death toll is continuing to rise as the fighting goes on. There are currently 1,900 foreigners under French military protection in the city of Abidjan.
To find out the latest developments in the Ivory Coast, Catherine Zengerer spoke with Professor Helen Ware from the University of New England.