September 9, 2012

Summer of Siege for West Africa

Adam Nossiter, New York Times

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Tear gas fired on hundreds of demonstrators in Togo. Mass arrests of protesters in Guinea. Guerrilla assaults against police officers and soldiers in Ivory Coast. Rock- and bottle-throwing antigovernment militants suppressed with force in Gabon. It has been a hot summer in the capitals of Africa's west coast.

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TAGGED: Togo, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Africa, West Africa

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