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Ivory Coast: Opposition Lawmakers Agree to Go Back To Work


Opposition deputies in Ivory Coast's parliament have agreed to go back to work, ending a boycott which lasted several months.

State-run media quoted President Laurent Gbagbo saying the accord is an example of how Ivorians can solve problems themselves, without the help of the international community.

The agreement stipulates the legislators will talk further with the president about reimbursement for their salaries, which were suspended during their boycott.

Ivory Coast, once a model of African stability and wealth, has been wracked by civil strife since a 2002 coup attempt by northern rebels. The country is now effectively divided between the north and south, with the U.N. and African Union attempting to broker peace.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.

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