Bloody post-election in the Ivory Coast
Laurent Gbagbo remains in his presidential compound this morning in the Ivory Coast. He does not accept the results of the election that the UN and international observers, as well as the country's electoral officials say he lost back in November of last year.That refusal has led to divisions, and conflict, as the man who won the vote, Alassane Ouattara, finally moved to take the presidency.The push by Ouattara forces has been bloody. And there's been a lot of violence by Gbagbo loyalists in the run-up. There are reports of hundreds being killed in the town of Duekoue. Bodies scattered in the streets of Abidjan. The fighting followed a presidential election that was meant to restore peace in what was once the most stable and prosperous country of West Africa. Instead, it looks more like civil war. Jean-Hilaire Yapi is president of the Ivorian Congress in Canada. Montrealer Estelle Obeo has family in Abidjan. We had both in our studio.