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February Month of Action by African Union

ADDIS ABABA, Feb 2, 2011 (IPS) – A High Level Panel has been set up by the African Union to send a team of experts to Côte d’Ivoire and come up with a solution to the political impasse that would be binding on both incumbent Laurent Gbagbo and his rival for the presidency, Alassane Ouattara.

The Panel named on the final day of the AU summit (Jan. 30-31) consists of the new African Union chairperson, Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in his capacity as chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), along with the leaders of Chad, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Tanzania and South Africa.

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