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Ovaherero Genocide Foundation

2010 Cote d'Ivoire

In November 2010 there was a presidential election in Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) between the incumbent president Laurent Nbagbo and his opponent, Alasane Outarra. Outarra won the election, but Nbagbo refused to give up office. The standoff turned into violence throughout the country over political control. Fighters loyal to both presidents committed attacks and many were killed. By April 2011 about 800 people were killed just in the town of Duekoue.