Ivory Coast crisis: France ready to evacuate citizens
France is prepared to evacuate its citizens from Ivory Coast "at any time" and face up to any security challenges posed by the unrest there, French Foreign Minister, Dominique de Villepin, said on Wednesday.
According to Reuters, he added France had reinforced security steps in Abidjan as protests against a peace deal brokered by France last week spread. France has 2,500 troops in the West African country. (Albawaba.com)