C�te d'Ivoire: Obama Joins Africa's Push for Peace

President Laurent Gbagbo has rebuffed an offer by the United States to save face and become a respected elder statesman of Africa, choosing instead a "path to isolation" by clinging to power, according to senior U.S. officials who spoke by telephone to AllAfrica's Cindy Shiner.

A street scene in Bouake, a town in the north.

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