December 4th, 2010

Can Africa afford the cost of democracy?

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Laurent Gbagbo was sworn in as Ivory Coast's president on Saturday after his election victory was rejected by world leaders but accepted by the army, raising fears of a power struggle.

The election commission said Alassane Ouattara had won the November 28 poll with 54.1 percent but the top legal body, citing alleged intimidation, scrapped hundreds of thousands of votes on Friday and handed victory to Gbagbo.