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The members of Ivory Coast's special for...The members of Ivory Coast's special forces march, on August 7, 2013, at the presidential palace in Abidjan during celebrations marking the 53nd anniversairy of the country's independence from France. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGOISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images

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The members of Ivory Coast‘s special forces march at the presidential palace in Abidjan on Wednesday during celebrations marking the 53nd anniversary of the country’s independence from FranceRead more

Supporters of Cisse Bacongo, the candidate to the municipal elections in Koumassi, a popular district of Abidjan, demonstrate following partial, non-official results announcing their leader was defeated, in Abidjan, on April 22, 2013.  Ivorians turned out in low numbers for yesterday's local elections, seen as a test of stability in the west African nation in a poll boycotted by former president Laurent Gbagbo's party.

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Supporters of Cissé Bacongo, candidate in the municipal elections in Koumassi, a popular district of Abidjan, demonstrate following partial, non-official results announcing the defeat of their leader. Ivorians turned out in low numbers for Sunday’s local elections, seen as a test of stability in the west African nation in a poll boycotted by former president Laurent Gbagbo’s party. Read more