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UN troops to return to west Ivory Coast after riots (10.03.2006)

(Quelle: Reuters AlertNet) U.N. troops who fled when rioting mobs attacked their bases in the west of war-divided Ivory Coast in January are preparing to return to the volatile region, the mission's top peacekeeper said on Thursday. … 'Preparation is continuing for the redeployment of the...

Ivorian rebel leader says to return to government (07.03.2006)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) Ivory Coast rebel leader Guillaume Soro will resume his place in the transitional government next week, his New Forces movement said on Tuesday. … The head of the independent electoral commission (CEI), Robert Mambe, formally began work on Tuesday after political parties...

In groundbreaking talks, faction leaders recommit to peace (01.03.2006)

(Quelle: Irinnews) The five key players in Cote d’Ivoire’s conflict have renewed their commitment to peace efforts after holding their first face-to-face talks at home since war broke out more than three years ago. While there were few concrete agreements, Tuesday’s four-hour...

Les chefs politiques ivoiriens tentent de renouer le dialogue (27.02.2006)

(Quelle: Le Monde) Tous les grands acteurs du drame ivoirien devaient être présents au rendez-vous convoqué par le premier ministre de 'consensus', Charles Konan Banny. Il y aura le chef de l'Etat, Laurent Gbagbo, dont le mandat présidentiel est arrivé à...

Disarmament slips down agenda in rebel Ivory Coast (20.02.2006)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) Foreign mediators are piling pressure on armed factions in divided Ivory Coast to disarm in time for October elections, but rebels holding the north show no sign of laying down their guns. … The disarmament process requires both rebel and government soldiers to turn in...

UN seeks guarantees for return to west Ivory Coast (17.02.2006)

(Quelle: Reuters AlertNet) The United Nations wants to return its troops and aid workers to bases in western Ivory Coast evacuated during riots last month, but only if the government guarantees security, a U.N. envoy said on Thursday. 'Our hope is to return here,' Under-Secretary-General for...

International mediators discuss plan to salvage Ivory Coast peace (17.02.2006)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) A UN-backed panel of African and western powers met Friday to discuss a 'road map' for peace in Ivory Coast drawn up by interim Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny, after a bloody backlash over the last international proposal. Behind closed doors, Banny briefed the international...

Top UN official meets with authorities after anti-UN violence (15.02.2006)

(Quelle: Irinnews) The UN’s top humanitarian official Jan Egeland is in war-torn Cote d’Ivoire seeking assurances from authorities that January’s anti-UN violence will not be repeated and that ringleaders of the attacks will be punished. “To those who have carried out...

U.N. bills Ivory Coast president for riot damage (10.02.2006)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) Secretary-General Kofi Annan has sent Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo a $3.6 million bill for U.N. property and equipment damaged or lost during January riots, the United Nations said on Friday. … Annan, in a letter seen by Reuters, told the Ivorian head of state that...

Security Council imposes sanctions on three Ivorians (07.02.2006)

(Quelle: UN News) The United Nations Security Council today imposed 12-month sanctions and travel bans against three alleged leaders of attacks on UN personnel and property in Côte d’Ivoire deemed to constitute a threat to the peace and national reconciliation in the divided West African...

UN peacekeepers told to keep out of western Ivory Coast (07.02.2006)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) A pro-government militia chief in western Ivory Coast Tuesday told the United Nations that its peacekeepers were not welcome back to a town where they clashed last month with local people.  Bangladeshi troops serving with the ONUCI (United Nations Operation in Ivory Coast)...

Security Council bolsters troubled peacekeeping force (06.02.2006)

(Quelle: Irinnews) The United Nations Security Council on Monday agreed to send a company of peacekeeping troops from the UN mission in Liberia to war-torn neighbour Cote d’Ivoire after a spate of anti-UN violence. … The 200 soldiers to be transferred to the Cote d’Ivoire mission...

Ivorian militant gives ultimatum (31.01.2006)

(Quelle: n/a) The militant leader of the Ivorian ruling party's youth wing has threatened to take to the streets again if its disarmament demands are not met. Charles Ble Goude told the BBC he has set a two-week deadline for the interim prime minister to set out a timetable for disarming rebels in...

Annan challenges Ivory Coast decree on parliament (29.01.2006)

(Quelle: Alertnet) U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Sunday that a decree from the president allowing Ivory Coast's parliament to keep functioning beyond its mandate appeared to clash with a government commitment. 'The secretary-general is worried by the unexpected announcement of the...

UN digs in for new trouble after sanctions resolution (27.01.2006)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) Fearing renewed violent attacks from militias, the UN mission in Ivory Coast, Friday began reinforcing its headquarters in the capital Abidjan, a day after the Security Council resolved to slap sanctions of instigators of last week's unrest, an official said. Bulldozers started...

Ivorian opposition leader returns (26.01.2006)

(Quelle: BBC) Ivorian opposition leader and former Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara has returned to Ivory Coast after more than three years in exile in Paris. On his arrival, a few days after he announced his intention to stand in presidential elections to be held later this year, he called for...

Security Council extends UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire through mid-December (24.01.2006)

(Quelle: UN News) The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) through 15 December and pledged to keep its troop strength under review, stopping short of meeting Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s recommendation...

Ivory Coast ruling party returns to peace process (23.01.2006)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) Ivory Coast's ruling party is resuming its participation in the West African country's U.N.-backed peace process, reversing an earlier decision to pull out, its president said on Monday. The Ivorian Popular Front party (FPI) had said last week it was abandoning a U.N. peace plan...

UN reacts to attacks with restraint as diplomatic bid to end crisis intensifies (18.01.2006)

(Quelle: UN News) As hate media in Côte d’Ivoire broadcast messages inciting attacks against United Nations peacekeepers, diplomatic efforts to defuse the crisis are intensifying, a spokesman for the world body said today. … On the diplomatic front, Secretary-General Kofi Annan...

Ivory Coast 'on the brink of war' (18.01.2006)

(Quelle: BBC) Ivorian rebels have warned the country is on the brink of war as protests spread and the peace process faltered. The ruling party pulled out of the transitional government and UN-backed peace talks and are calling on French and UN troops to leave. … 'There is not a future for...

Five killed, peacekeepers beat retreat on third day of anti-UN protests (18.01.2006)

(Quelle: Irinnews) In the volatile western region near the Liberian border, hundreds of blue-helmets based in Guiglo and Duekoue were forced to retreat after young protesters invaded compounds and torched UN buildings bearing the distinctive blue flag. In Guiglo, some 350 km from the main city...

Ivory Coast leaders orchestrating riots, UN says (18.01.2006)

(Quelle: Reuters AlertNet) U.N. Secretary-General Annan condemned what he called 'the orchestrated violence directed against the United Nations' in Abidjan, Daloa, San Pedro and Guiglo and other areas. … In a further blow to the U.N.-backed efforts, Gbagbo's Ivorian Popular Front party (FPI)...

Protests over peace plan bring Abidjan to standstill (16.01.2006)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Activity ground to a standstill on Monday in Cote d’Ivoire’s main city, Abidjan, after pro-government youths took to the streets in protest against a decision by international mediators to declare the parliament’s mandate over. … The ruling Ivorian Popular...

Chirac says French killing in Ivory Coast a mistake (09.01.2006)

(Quelle: Reuters AlertNet) French President Jacques Chirac said on Monday the killing of an Ivory Coast man by French peacekeeping troops last year was a 'serious mistake'. … It was his first public comment on the affair that, besides dividing the French military and public opinion, has...

Annan seeks UN reinforcements for Ivory Coast (04.01.2006)

(Quelle: Reuters AlertNet) The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast needs major reinforcements to cope with the volatile security situation there as the West African nation nears long-delayed elections, the United Nations said on Wednesday.  The mission, which now stands at 6,891 soldiers...

Ivorian army patrol after attack (03.01.2006)

(Quelle: BBC) Troops in Ivory Coast have been patrolling the streets of Abidjan after Monday's attack on a major military base in which 10 people were killed. … Mutinous soldiers told the BBC they rebelled over pay and status, but officials blamed 'outsiders'. The fighting comes five days...

Attaque d'un camp militaire à Abidjan : l'armée dément toute mutinerie (02.01.2006)

(Quelle: Le Monde) Des hommes armés non identifiés ont attaqué, lundi 2 janvier au matin, les deux camps militaires d'Akouédo, parmi les plus importants d'Abidjan. … Selon certaines informations, non confirmées de sources militaires, cette attaque pourrait avoir pour...

Attaque de Bouaké : mandat d'arrêt en vue contre les pilotes ivoiriens (21.12.2005)

(Quelle: Le Monde) L'enquête sur le bombardement d'un camp militaire français par deux avions des forces ivoiriennes, à Bouaké le 6 novembre 2004, qui avait tué neuf soldats français (et un civil américain), pourrait provoquer de nouvelles tensions entre la France...

UN extends sanctions to diamonds (16.12.2005)

(Quelle: Irinnews) The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a new resolution to ban imports of rough diamonds from war-torn Cote d’Ivoire and renew an existing arms embargo. Individual sanctions, repeatedly threatened by the UN, have not yet been implemented. Instead, the 15-member...

Ivory Coast premier to name cabinet this week (12.12.2005)

(Quelle: Reuters AlertNet) Ivory Coast's new Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny said on Monday he would name his cabinet this week, beginning the task of preparing the divided West African country for elections next year. Banny, named earlier this month by African mediators, has received the...

Ivorian PM pledges reconciliation (06.12.2005)

(Quelle: BBC) Ivory Coast's new prime minister, Charles Konan Banny, has said that his first task is to restore trust. 'I would like to be the catalyst for regaining the trust that we have missed so much,' he said in Abidjan. He is tasked with organising elections and disarming southern militias...

Fresh peace hopes as top banker designated interim prime minister (05.12.2005)

(Quelle: Irinnews) The designation by African mediators of Charles Konan Banny, governor of West Africa’s central bank, as interim prime minister of war-divided Cote d’Ivoire won strong endorsement from parties to the conflict on Monday, raising a new glimmer of hope for peace. Under a...

French held over Ivorian's death (29.11.2005)

(Quelle: BBC) Four French soldiers - one a colonel - have been detained over the suffocation of a prisoner in Ivory Coast. Suspected Ivorian gang leader Firmin Mahe died in the back of a military vehicle on 13 May. The three soldiers in the vehicle, plus commanding officer Col Eric Burgaud, were...

General Assembly increases funding for UN mission (25.11.2005)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) With the Security Council having decided to strengthen the United Nations peacekeeping missions in Côte d'Ivoire and Haiti, the General Assembly has approved increases in funding for both missions over the year ending next June.

New peace hitch as African heavyweights fail to overcome stalemate on PM (23.11.2005)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, Thabo Mbeki of South Africa, and Mamadou Tandja of Niger, returned home empty-handed Wednesday after a lightning 24-hour visit during which they were unable to deliver on a promise of finding a new head of government acceptable to all...

Ivory Coast rebels reject PM list (18.11.2005)

(Quelle: BBC) Ivorian rebels have rejected a shortlist of four prime ministerial names proposed by Nigerian mediators because their leader is not on it. Guillaume Soro has led the rebels since 2002 when they took the north of the country after a failed rebellion. President Laurent Gbagbo and Mr...

UN expert group calls for measures to help track arms flows (15.11.2005)

(Quelle: UN News) The defence expenditure of Côte d'Ivoire is high, the revenue details of cocoa, its main export, lack transparency, and illicit diamond exports could buy banned weapons, according to the latest report on the United Nations arms embargo against the West African country. The...

Working group meets over Ivory Coast peace transition process (08.11.2005)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) An international working group dedicated to seeing through the peace process in Ivory Coast met for the first time in the Ivorian capital Tuesday to set a timetable for holding general elections and the naming a prime minister. One participant described the success of the...

Opposition divided over nominations for prime minister job (07.11.2005)

(Quelle: Irinnews) One week after a lapsed deadline to find a new prime minister to lead a battered Cote d’Ivoire back to stability, the armed and unarmed opposition are locked in bitter disagreement over who to propose for the top job, newspapers close to both groups reported on Monday. ......

Gbagbo stands firm, rebel leader declares himself prime minister (31.10.2005)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo began a sixth year in office on Monday, defying opposition calls that he stand down now his elected mandate is up and shrugging off a bid by rebels to stake their claim to the prime minister's chair. Gbagbo appeared on state television on Sunday...

Government recruits child soldiers in Liberia (31.10.2005)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) In anticipation of renewed fighting with rebel forces, the Ivorian government is recruiting Liberian children alongside hundreds of other former combatants in Liberia's civil war, Human Rights Watch said today. Since September, Ivorian army officers and Liberian former...

President says he accepts resolution on appointing new prime minister (26.10.2005)

(Quelle: UN News) With the Security Council having endorsed an African Union proposal for the appointment of a powerful new prime minister in Côte d'Ivoire by next Monday, the senior United Nations envoy to the country has said that President Laurent Gbagbo has agreed with the text.

Opposition to suspend participation in reconciliation government (25.10.2005)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) Ivory Coast's opposition says it will withdraw its ministers from the country's unity government until a new one is formed, as President Laurent Gbagbo's elected five-year mandate expires. Opposition militants are vowing to take to the streets, if he does not step down, fueling...

Banker, diplomat, academic in running for crucial prime minister job (25.10.2005)

(Quelle: Irinnews) “Who will be the prime minister?” was the banner headline across most newspapers in Cote d'Ivoire on Tuesday. One thing is certain - whoever is appointed Cote d’Ivoire’s new prime minister will face the mammoth task of building peace in a country paralysed...

Rebels determined to get prime minister job (24.10.2005)

(Quelle: Irinnews) With a week to go before Cote d’Ivoire faces a new charged deadline in its simmering three-year conflict, rebel leader Guillaume Soro said on Monday that his side would not budge an inch unless they could fill the prime minister's chair. In an interview in the rebel...

UNO-Plan für die Elfenbeinküste (24.10.2005)

(Quelle: taz) Laurent Gbagbo bleibt Präsident der Elfenbeinküste, aber die Regierungsgewalt geht an einen noch zu bestimmenden Premierminister über. Mit dieser Entscheidung in der einstimmig verabschiedeten Resolution 1.633 hat sich der UN-Sicherheitsrat am Freitagabend hinter die...

Diamonds, cacao may fund Ivory Coast arms trade - UN source (21.10.2005)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) A group of UN experts suspect cacao and illegal diamond receipts may fund arms purchases despite an embargoed on Ivory Coast, a UN source said. In a report prepared for the UN Security Council, the experts, who had been tasked with assessing the effectiveness of a UN arms...

Frankreich bringt sich in Stellung (19.10.2005)

(Quelle: taz) Kurz vor entscheidenden Rettungsversuchen für den Friedensprozess in der Elfenbeinküste bringt sich Frankreich für ein mögliches militärisches Vorgehen in Stellung. Zum ersten Mal in der Geschichte französischer Militärinterventionen in Afrika hat...

Security Council extends expert group on arms embargo (19.10.2005)

(Quelle: UN News) With the situation in Côte d’Ivoire continuing to pose a threat to international peace and security, the United Nations Security Council has extended the mandate of the three-person team monitoring the arms embargo against that country, which has been divided between...

Security Council agrees to delay elections until at latest October 2006 (14.10.2005)

(Quelle: UN News) The United Nations Security Council today endorsed the African Union's (AU) decision that elections in Côte d'Ivoire be postponed until at latest next October and said it would rapidly take measures to support the UN peacekeeping mission in the country based on progress in...