JANUARY 20 2011 06:29h
Odinga: Gbagbo remains intransigent
Odinga has been serving as a mediator for the African Union. He left Ivory Coast for talks with heads of state in other African countries, Voice of America reported.
He said he has not been able so far to convince President Laurent Gbagbo that his status needs to be part of negotiations. He said Gbagbo has broken two promises to end the blockade at the Golf Hotel, where Alassane Ouattara, recognized by the AU and other international organizations as the winner of a runoff election, has been living.
"Time is running out for an amicably negotiated settlement," Odinga said. "In addition, the window of opportunity for any amnesty will continue to close if Mr. Gbagbo's supporters continue to commit crimes against civilians and peacekeepers."
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has accused Gbagbo of ordering attacks on U.N. employees.
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- There is no sign of a peaceful resolution of the political crisis in Ivory Coast, Kenyan Prime Minister Raile Odinga said Wednesday.