Ivory Coast fighters surround presidential palace

Forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara team up with UN and French helicopters to loosen Laurent Gbagbo's grip on power

Fighters loyal to Alassane Ouattara have surrounded the presidential palace in Ivory Coast with the help of UN and French helicopters, as incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo's grip on power appeared increasingly tenuous. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - Apr 5, 2011 - 2:06 AM PDT
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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - Apr 5, 2011 - 8:31 AM PDT

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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - Apr. 5, 2011

This article is all about the action. It's badly lacking in context for readers who don't know what brought about this situation.

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Kadidjha Traore
3.7
by Kadidjha Traore - Apr. 6, 2011

I feel this article was interesting however it did come off as scary. it seemed to want to scare the readers into thinking ivory coast is an absolute war zone. yes there were a lot of people killed but it didn't get into how this all started it just dove into the fact that many people were killed and the president is evil. I wish it took the time to tell the story of how it began and then got into the actual violence.

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Brendan Russell
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by Brendan Russell - Apr. 6, 2011

I like that this story is covering a subject the mainstream news has practically been ignoring because of other international events. The writer provided a good amount of outside videos and hyperlinks to other information supporting that this information was accurate. I do wish that it provided a little more background information explaining why the events have unfolded, or a hyperlink to another story that does so within the first few paragraphs.

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Warrior Wheatman
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by Warrior Wheatman - Apr. 5, 2011

You'd think membership to United Nations would confer legitimacy of statehood and its election process. Is the UN abdicating its responsibility here?

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Arthurline
3.2
by Arthurline - Apr. 5, 2011

This was pretty good but could be better. "Away from the fighting, UN investigators found a mass grave containing nearly 200 bodies, UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said on Monday." This is crazy what have this world come to. Everyday humans are dying, when its not natural disaster killing innocent people then its humans themselves. Sooner or later humans wont exist.

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