Ivory Coast forces impose blockade around Gbagbo

April 8th, 2011

The internationally recognized leader of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, has imposed a blockade around the presidential compound where Laurent Gbagbo, the incumbent leader who has refused to give up power, is hiding in a bunker. The following Boston University professors are available to offer commentary, analysis and insight on the current developments in the country.

StithCharles Stith is Director of the African Presidential Archives & Research Center at Boston University. He is also a former U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania.

Contact 617-353-5452, crstith@bu.edu

Longman-150x150Timothy Longman is the Director of the African Studies Center at Boston University. He is also a visiting associate professor of political science.

Contact 617-353-2540, longman@bu.edu

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