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Mugabe Says Ivory Coast Refused Him Entry

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said that some African leaders have refused to recognise his leadership on regional bodies at the prodding of the French government. In Ivory Coast, a former French colony, French-installed dictator Alassane Ouattara blocked President Mugabe from entering the country after his plane landed at the airport, Mugabe said, without giving more details.

West African Leaders Call for War Crimes Probe in North Mali

The top Ecowas mediator, Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore, told the meeting of politicians, religious and trade union leaders that a new government must...

Pro-Military Protesters in Mali Forced Ecowas Leaders to Turn Back

Jets carrying West African presidents for a meeting with Mali's new military leaders were forced to turn back mid-flight Thursday after hundreds of supporters...

Ouattara to Sign Military Accord With France

Côte d'Ivoire's President Alassane Ouattara starts a three-day visit to France on Wednesday. The trip, during which he will sign a security accord with Paris, is seen as marking the end of 10 years of stormy relations with his predecessor, Laurent Gbagbo. Ouattara can expect a warm reception from French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysée Palace but the high point of the visit will be on Thursday when he will sign a new "defence and security agreement".