Ivory Coast’s army has closed the borders of the country after the victory of Ouattara in the presidential elections. The choice that looks like a coup, is certainly pleasing to the outgoing president Laurent Gbagbo, but risks plunging the country into a civil war.
This was the announcement by which the Electoral Commission had indicated the former prime minister the winner of the presidential ballot. “Air space as well as land and sea borders of the country are closed to the movement of people and goods for an indefinite period”, said military spokesman Babri Gohourou.
The Supreme Court had annulled the Commission’s decision.