Ivorian military says it sealed borders | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 04, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 04, 2010

Ivorian military says it sealed borders

The Ivorian military has sealed the country's borders and blocked foreign media as tensions rise over the outcome of the presidential election run-off.
It comes after the Constitutional Council rejected a declaration by the electoral commission that opposition candidate Alassane Ouattara had won.
Supporters of President Laurent Gbagbo had tried to block the long-delayed result, alleging fraud in the north.
The UN Security Council asked both sides to show restraint.
"The air, land and sea border of the country are closed to all movement of people and goods," Ivorian military spokesman Babri Gohourou said.
The border would remain closed until further notice, Mr Gohourou added.

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