Urban exodus from Abidjan as violence escalates between armed groups supporting Côte d’Ivoire’s two rival leaders, Alassane Ouattara and Laurent Gbagbo

by IRIN News

Abidjan residents say they spent days trapped in their homes amid constant gunfire.  Photo: Monica Mark/IRIN

Hundreds of families have fled their homes in parts of Abidjan amidst clashes between armed groups supporting Côte d’Ivoire’s two rival leaders, Alassane Ouattara and Laurent Gbagbo.