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UN Operation in Cote d'Ivoire (UN-Geführt)
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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...

Opposition alliance calls on UN to reject 12 more months of Gbagbo (12.10.2005)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) An alliance of Cote d'Ivoire's main opposition parties has called on the UN to reject African Union proposals to keep President Laurent Gbagbo in office for up to 12 months beyond the end of his mandate this month. The opposition call comes ahead of a key meeting Thursday of the...

African leaders want Gbagbo in the helm another year to avert constitutional crisis (07.10.2005)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Laurent Gbagbo should remain president of war-torn Cote d'Ivoire for up to 12 months beyond his official mandate, according to African Union leaders who stepped in to avert a potential constitutional crisis. … Gbagbo, whose mandate expires in just three weeks, on 30...

Ivory Coast election crisis talks (06.10.2005)

(Quelle: BBC) Ivory Coast's president is boycotting the second summit in a week where his country's crisis is being discussed. Presidential polls due to take place by the end of October have been postponed, but Laurent Gbagbo intends to stay in office until they can be held. The African Union's...

Ecowas endorses suspension of election (04.10.2005)

(Quelle: allAfrica) Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have thrown their weight behind President Laurent Gbagbo of Cote d' Ivoire over the postponement of the election scheduled for October 30 , 2005. ECOWAS Executive Secretary, Dr. Mohammad Ibn Chambas, told...

West African leaders want more UN peacekeepers (03.10.2005)

(Quelle: BBC) West African leaders want the United Nations to significantly strengthen its peacekeeping force in Cote d’Ivoire to ensure new efforts to end the three-year war there finally pay off, Senegal’s Foreign Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio said on Monday. Gadio said that the call...

New peace effort under way but Gbagbo refuses role for West Africa (28.09.2005)

(Quelle: Irinnews) As African leaders gear up for two successive summits to salvage peace efforts in Cote d'Ivoire, the country’s president Laurent Gbagbo has ruled out any mediation role for his fellow West African leaders. The 15-nation Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has...

Ivory Coast leader rules out poll (27.09.2005)

(Quelle: BBC) Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo has said that a presidential election planned for 30 October cannot go ahead because rebels have not disarmed. Speaking in a televised address, the president said the constitution allowed him to remain in office beyond then.

Security Council supports peace efforts and warns of sanctions in Côte d'Ivoire (21.09.2005)

(Quelle: UN News) Security Council President Lauro Baja today reiterated the Council's support for peace efforts in Côte d'Ivoire while also warning opposing factions that those who threaten the peace or violate human rights in the country will be subject to international sanctions. …...

African Union to review Ivory Coast conflict (21.09.2005)

(Quelle: New York Times) The African Union plans to review South Africa's mediation role in Ivory Coast, where the peace process has stalled repeatedly, Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, the AU head, said on Saturday. … Obasanjo, in an address to the U.N. General Assembly, said he...

Political rivals want new date set for peace-making poll (20.09.2005)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Leaders on both sides of the political divide in Cote d'Ivoire are calling for talks to fix a new election calendar after the United Nations acknowledged that a key vote scheduled for next month would have to be called off because of delays in implementing a peace deal. The...

Ivory Coast president rejects West African intervention in crisis (20.09.2005)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) International bodies grown weary of the crisis in Ivory Coast were Tuesday preparing for talks, put on notice by President Laurent Gbagbo that he will preemptively reject decisions by other countries 'directly implicated' in the conflict. Gbagbo, due to leave office October 30...

Former President calls for Gbagbo to hand over to a transitional government (12.09.2005)

(Quelle: allAfrica) Opposition leader and former president Henri Konan Bedie, fresh back in wartorn Cote d'Ivoire after a year in self-imposed exile in Paris, has called on President Laurent Gbagbo to hand over power to a transitional government if, as expected, planned elections do not take place...

Loyale Milizen durch die Hintertür (12.09.2005)

(Quelle: taz) Laut UN-Beschluss soll der Präsident der Elfenbeinküste seine Milizen auflösen. Der Termin ist verstrichen, passiert ist nichts. Stattdessen versucht Laurent Gbagbo Sicherheitsfirmen unter seine Kontrolle zu bringen, um dort seine Truppen zu rekrutieren.

UN rules out election (12.09.2005)

(Quelle: BBC) UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has confirmed that presidential elections in Ivory Coast would not take place on 30 October as originally planned. He told Radio France International (RFI) a lack of co-operation had delayed preparations. Both the rebels and opposition parties have...

Soro demande le départ de Gbagbo (10.09.2005)

(Quelle: Le Monde) Le chef de la rébellion ivoirienne des Forces Nouvelles (FN), Guillaume Soro, a appelé, samedi 10 septembre, le président ivoirien Laurent Gbagbo à quitter le pouvoir le 30 octobre. A cette date devait se tenir l'élection présidentielle, mais tous...

Impossible poll schedule (07.09.2005)

(Quelle: BBC) It will be almost impossible for the polls to be held on schedule by the end of next month in Ivory Coast, a United Nations envoy has acknowledged. Elections envoy Antonio Monteiro said there was a great risk of a return to civil war if the country failed to hold elections acceptable...