The Ivory Coast has seen a sharp escalation in violence since the November 28 election when incumbent President Gbagbo refused to cede to the President who was elected, Ouattara. More than 200 have died and many believe security forces loyal to Gbagbo are responsible for the numerous deaths.
Now, United Nations peacekeepers who looked to investigate the third mysterious mass grave discovered were turned away by a mob who prevented them from continuing. Sticks and stones were thrown at peacekeepers as they approached and as they were forced to leave when confronted by the mob.
Groups affiliated with Gbagbo have been rallying against the international peacekeeping community, trying to get them from interfering in Ivory Coast. As violence continues throughout the region and Gbagbo refuses to give up his presidency, there is no apparent solution visible.