South Africa `Fully Backs' African Union on Ivory Coast's Political Crisis

South Africa “fully backs” the African Union’s position on the political crisis in Ivory Coast, supporting its call for Laurent Gbagbo to relinquish the presidency, said Clayson Monyela, spokesman for the country’s International Relations Ministry.

South Africa had previously been neutral on the post- election stalement in the West African nation.

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