President Laurent Gbagbo has dissolved the government and electoral commission, casting doubt on when long-delayed elections will occur. Prime Minister Guillaume Soro has been asked to form a new government. Gbagbo accused the electoral commission of fraudulently trying to add more than 400,000 people to the definitive electoral roll. The opposition says most of them are from ethnic groups in the north, who were unlikely to support Gbagbo. In the past two weeks, presidential supporters have been trying to use the courts to remove thousands from the electoral roll, accusing them of being foreigners. Ivory Coast, which is the world’s biggest cocoa producer, is slowly recovering after being cut in half by a civil war for several years. However, attempts to hold elections have been repeatedly postponed. (BBC)

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