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Côte d'Ivoire,United States

27 September 2006

Associated Press

An Ivory Coast man was charged Wednesday with trying to export guns and other weapons to the African nation. Yssouf Diabate, who lives in New York City, repeatedly met an undercover agent in San Diego to negotiate the purchase of "a shopping list of firearms and firearm magazines," the U.S. attorney's office in San Diego said in a statement. Diabate, 40, gave the agent a $10,000 cashier's check and another $13,200 to complete one purchase, authorities said. He... (

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