50 Killed in Ivory Coast Violence in a Week, Says U.N.


Fifty people have been killed in Ivory Coast violence over the past week, including 26 in an Abidjan district that has witnessed fierce clashes, the U.N. mission said here Thursday.

"Fifty people have been killed in a week," a U.N. mission official told Agence France Presse of bloodshed in violence since mid-December linked to a dispute over the results of the November presidential election.

This took to 365 the number of people killed since then, said deputy head of the mission's human rights section, Guillaume Ngefa.

Clashes last week in Abidjan's Abobo area had led more than 200,000 people to flee their homes, he said.

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