The supporters of President &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/main/2003/01/09/41760.html ' target=_blank>Laurent Gbagbo.
National television and radio has been broadcasting fervent, not to say feverish, messages calling on people to take to the streets. On occasions, the messages have strayed from the motivational to the incendiary.
United Nations Secretary-General &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/2002/05/06/28300.html ' target=_blank>Kofi Annan demanded what he called "hate media" be stopped immediately, as BBC News reported.
According to the Expatica, peace must be "imposed" on Ivory Coast if the warring sides there refuse to abide by a ceasefire, French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier said Tuesday, hailing sanctions voted by the &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/main/2002/10/17/38306.html ' target=_blank>UN Security Council against the west African state.
"There must be a lasting cessation of hostilities in the country," Barnier said on Europe 1 radio.
"If some parties don't immediately understand how to do that, then peace will have to be imposed," he added.
"That's the message the members of the UN Security Council were trying to send" by unanimously endorsing a French-proposed resolution calling for sanctions against Ivory Coast.