The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court received the official go-ahead from the a panel of ICC judges for an investigation into election related violence in Cote D’Ivoire.
It's indicative of just what a stress this refugee influx is that almost five times as many Liberians are malnourished as Ivorian refugees.
Some dramatic footage has just emerged from the nabbing of Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo on Monday.
UN and French helicopters pounded the residence overnight with missiles and heavy caliber weapons. French troops mounted an assault and have apparently turned Gbagbo over to forces loyal to legitimate President Alassane Outtara.
It would seem that UNOCI has made the fateful decision to interpret its civilian protection mandate to pro-actively target Gbagbo's forces. UPDATE: Video of bombardment in Abidjan surfaces on YouTube.