March 31st, 2011
04:37 PM ET

Ivory Coast closes borders amid struggle over presidency

Ivory Coast's air and sea borders have been closed indefinitely, according to the interior minister for internationally recognized President Alassane Ouattara, whose supporters are trying to oust Laurent Gbagbo.

The announcement came as Ivory Coast's internal war appeared to enter a decisive and final phase, with forces loyal to Ouattara making a final push to take control of the capital, Abidjan, where Gbagbo has refused to give up the presidency following a disputed November election.

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  1. george

    Don't post your stupid comments

    March 31, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gbagbo

    What is wrong George. Are you not happy in your little sad pathetic life?

    March 31, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. david

    @gbagbo, fukk you

    March 31, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Gbagbo

    Sir please control yourself. Thank you so much.

    March 31, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank - Ohio

    Hussein, Mubarek, Gadhafi, and now Gbagbo. See a pattern emerging? What's next Magilla Gorilla? 😉

    March 31, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Gbagbo

    david is a LIAR LIAR LIAR

    March 31, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Gbagbo

    Why do you lie david. She is not married you fool pig swine LIAR

    March 31, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Gbagbo

    LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR DAVID LIAR DAVID LIAR

    March 31, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy

    Ok, don't know what the above is all about, but closing the Ivory Coast borders is not exactly going to do much with the pirates, as they tend to strike more out to sea than close to shore. But in any case, it's a good start.

    March 31, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. leeintulsa

    Ivory coast pirates? You must be thinking of somalia.. Ivory coast was more a slave port – a long time ago. Atlantic ocean, not Indian. They had an election, new guy won, old guy refuses to step down. As far as i know, neither side has threatened to go door-to-door killin everybody, but what do i know?

    March 31, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Sheryl

    Brad?

    April 1, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. Haggis

    Yaku! Maker and creator of the Devil. Swine merchant! You're time is near at hand F|_|(K with me ant you're time will be now!

    April 1, 2011 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  13. termlimits

    Maybe Madonna could build a girls school there! LOL!

    April 1, 2011 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  14. G0D OF WWAAARR.

    U shud know ur enemy before he comes to destroy the jews. Let ALLAH SAVE U. AKA BARNABAS.

    April 1, 2011 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  15. G0D OF WWAAARR.

    G0D DONT LIE NOR UNDERSTAND 1. REMEMBER UR CREATOR BEFORE THE M00N BECOMES BL00D.

    April 1, 2011 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
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