Acknowledged by the United States and the European Union, the newly elected president of the Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, runs his country from an hotel room just big enough for a bed and a desk. Presidential meetings are held under a tent on the hotel's lawn. And the golf course next door may soon house soldiers defecting from former President Laurent Gbagbo, who stubbornly refuses to step down.
Despite clearly losing the elections, Gbagbo hasn't left neither his post nor the presidential palace. If anything, he's turned his back to the world, ignored pleas from family and friends, imposed a media blackout by cutting off foreign TV and radio channels, closed the borders and enforced a curfew. When U.S. President Barack Obama called him, probably to suggest that he'd get on with the program, Obama was told that Gbagdo was "resting".
You can read the rest of the hilarity here, which is only funny because I don't live there.
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