Ouattara

  • April 6, 2011  

    In other news Wednesday, the House Budget Committee began its markup of the GOP proposal to cut nearly $6 trillion in spending across 10 years. The plan would restructure Medicare and other federal health care programs. Also, opposition forces in Ivory Coast moved to oust Laurent Gbagbo, who has refused to cede power. Continue reading

  • April 5, 2011  

    Diplomats worked to end the bloody conflict gripping the West African nation of Ivory Coast after months of political unrest. Ray Suarez discusses the situation with the National Endowment for Democracy’s Dominique Dieudonne, who was in Ivory Coast for the elections, and Peter Pham of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center. Continue reading

  • April 5, 2011  

    The embattled city of Abidjan was mostly quiet as French and United Nations officials ordered a ceasefire and began negotiations with Laurent Gbagbo to surrender presidential powers, which he’s held to since elections declared rival Alassane Ouattara victorious. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading