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Ivory Coast Leader Aims to Halve Poverty in 2nd Term

The newly re-elected president of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, says he hopes to promote national reconciliation and cut poverty in half during his second term. President Ouattara spoke Thursday with VOA's French-to-Africa Service in Abidjan, a day after he was declared the winner of the October 25 election with 83 percent of the vote. His main challenger, Pascal Affi N'Guessan, conceded defeat, but said Ivory Coast remains divided from 2010, when an election dispute...

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