Ivory Coast names Catholic bishop to head reconciliation efforts

March 24, 2015 11:54 PM

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ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara appointed a Catholic archbishop on Tuesday to head the West African nation's flagging post-war reconciliation efforts ahead of elections later this year, a senior official with the presidency said.

The world's top cocoa grower is emerging from a decade-long political crisis that ended in a brief 2011 civil war that followed a presidential election in late 2010.

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