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Gbagbo seizes Ivory Coast electricity company

Gbagbo seizes Ivory Coast electricity company

Ivory Coast's incumbent leader has seized the nation's electric company and its distribution center.
The latest move comes a day after Laurent Gbagbo's allies took over the regional central bank's offices in Ivory Coast in an attempt to keep their access to state coffers.
The national electricity company issued a statement Thursday saying its central distribution center had been seized by Gbagbo's government for reasons of national security.
Gbagbo, who the international community says lost November's presidential election, has refused to give up power.
His opponent Alassane Ouattara was certified as the election winner by the United Nations, but remains confined to a luxury hotel by security forces loyal to Gbagbo.


Updated : 2021-04-13 16:43 GMT+08:00