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Polls uncertain as rebels pull out of peace process (09.08.2006)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) Rebels in northern Ivory Coast have vowed to suspend their participation in a long-delayed peace process less than three months ahead of scheduled presidential elections aimed at ending a three-year old civil war. Speaking Tuesday in Bouake, the de facto capital of the New...

Le président ivoirien Gbagbo conteste le plan de l'ONU (08.08.2006)

(Quelle: Le Monde) Le processus électoral est mal parti en Côte d'Ivoire. Dans le discours télévisé prononcé dimanche soir 6 août, à la veille de la fête nationale, le président Laurent Gbagbo a remis en cause plusieurs points clés autour...

Gbagbo vows to remain in power until the next elections (07.08.2006)

(Quelle: Irinnews) President Laurent Gbagbo of Cote d’Ivoire has said he and the existing parliament will not budge from power until elections can be held – even if they are delayed beyond the existing October 30 deadline. … Gbagbo’s comments broadcast on state television...

Security Council calls for cooperation in election preparations (07.08.2006)

(Quelle: UN News) Urging all sides in the divided West African country of Côte d’Ivoire to play their part to ensure that free and fair elections can be staged by the end of October, the Security Council today called for the deployment of “as many mobile courts as possible”...

Disarmament suspended as militia fail to turn in arms (04.08.2006)

(Quelle: Irinnews) A scheme to disarm pro-government militia in war-divided Cote d’Ivoire was suspended on Friday when fighters signed on to the plan but failed to hand in enough weapons, the United Nations peacekeeping mission said. … The eight-day disarmament programme, already...

Local government officers return to rebel-held north (02.08.2006)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Four key local government officers who fled south after civil war erupted four years ago have returned to Cote d’Ivoire’s rebel-held north, at least temporarily, under a UN-backed peace plan. “We came to say ‘welcome’. Everyone is waiting for you to...

Ivorian militias begin to disband (27.07.2006)

(Quelle: BBC) Militias who support Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo have begun to lay down their arms, a key part of a peace deal. More than 100 fighters turned up with a pick-up truck full of weapons to disarm in the western town of Guiglo. Tuesday's handover marks a rare advance for the faltering...

ID scheme 'will continue' (25.07.2006)

(Quelle: BBC) Ivory Coast's prime minister says a UN-backed scheme to issue ID papers to some 3.5m unregistered people will continue despite recent unrest. Charles Konan Banny said nothing could justify the violence in the south where one person died in clashes on Sunday. Backers of President...

Condemning violence in Côte d’Ivoire, Annan blames incitement by party leaders (25.07.2006)

(Quelle: UN News) Secretary-General Kofi Annan has strongly condemned attacks by a youth group in Côte d’Ivoire at the weekend, saying they were incited by recent “inflammatory statements” made by the leadership of the Front Populaire Ivoirien party with the aim of disrupting...

Security Council ‘fully prepared’ to use sanctions on those blocking peace in Côte d’Ivoire (19.07.2006)

(Quelle: UN News) Endorsing commitments made by regional leaders to advance the peace process in Côte d’Ivoire earlier this month, the United Nations Security Council today said it was “fully prepared” to impose sanctions against those who block that effort.

Ivorian president slams UN bias (17.07.2006)

(Quelle: BBC) President Laurent Gbagbo has strongly criticised the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast. He says it is biased in favour of rebels who have been in control of the north since 2002. Some 10,000 French and United Nations peacekeepers monitor a buffer zone between the...

Belated start to divisive ID scheme in Ivory Coast (15.07.2006)

(Quelle: Alertnet) A scheme to issue identity papers in war-divided Ivory Coast finally got under way on Saturday despite a bid by President Laurent Gbagbo's supporters to halt the key step toward delayed elections, officials said. Some 3.5 million Ivorians lack the identity papers required to...

Ivorians agree to break deadlock (06.07.2006)

(Quelle: BBC) Ivory Coast's president and rebel leader have agreed a new disarmament deadline aimed at breaking the deadlocked peace process. Pro-government militias, who have recently missed two deadlines, must hand in their arms by the end of July. The leaders' announcement came after talks with...

Decision on peace-sealing elections in September (06.07.2006)

(Quelle: Irinnews) The UN will decide in September if Cote d’Ivoire’s peace-sealing presidential elections can go ahead as scheduled for October, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said after a mini-summit convened on the Ivorian crisis. “A meeting will be organized in mid-September...

Elections will take place - President Gbagbo (05.07.2006)

(Quelle: allAfrica) Mr Laurent Gbago, the Ivorian leader, has given his word that his country's elections will be held on time. The elections are slated to be held this October. Speaking at a press conference, organised on the margins of the African Union Summit, he declared that there is no reason...

Talks between rebel and government forces fail (30.06.2006)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Talks between rebel leaders and Cote d’Ivoire’s army chief of staff on peace-plans to merge the two forces have collapsed, in part because of rebel demands for salary arrears going back to their mutiny. In a statement issued after Thursday’s meeting, the...

International monitors meet as Ivory Coast peace process falters (23.06.2006)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) A United Nations-backed body set up to monitor the implementation of a delayed peace process in Ivory Coast convened Friday as the delayed peace process threatened to hinder elections later this year. 'There are several potential obstacles,' one western diplomat told Deutsche...

Militias fail to show for disarmament (16.06.2006)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Disarmament of pro-government militias in western Cote d’Ivoire failed to start as planned on Friday after some 2,000 fighters, due to hand over their weapons, failed to show up for the special ceremony. The fighters, belonging to three pro-government militia groups, are...

Disarmament of militias postponed (08.06.2006)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Pro-government militias in the west of Cote d’Ivoire will not hand in their guns as scheduled on Thursday postponing the much-delayed disarmament programme, key to holding presidential elections later this year, once again. “After meeting with the militia leaders, we...

Security Council adds 1,500 additional personnel to UN operation (02.06.2006)

(Quelle: UN News) Responding to a request by Secretary-General Kofi Annan for a stronger United Nations presence in Côte d’Ivoire, the Security Council today added 1,500 more uniformed personnel to the world body’s peacekeeping operation in the divided West African country. In a...

Ivorian loyalist troops complete withdrawal in readiness to disarm (31.05.2006)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) Ivory Coast's loyalist army said Wednesday it had completed withdrawing its troops from the front line in the first lap of a disarmament and demobilisation exercise of the country's armed groups. The withdrawal of troops ran from May 18 to 28 and concerned units of the defence...

No military solution for Ivorian crisis: French commander (30.05.2006)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) The head of the 4,000-strong French military force in Ivory Coast warned Tuesday that no military solution would get the west African country out of its crisis. 'Except admitting major disturbances that could throw this country into an abyss, there is no military solution to the...

UN Security Council welcomes first public hearings on Côte d’Ivoire nationality (24.05.2006)

(Quelle: UN News) The United Nations Security Council today welcomed pilot public hearings in Côte d’Ivoire to establish the nationality of individuals and talks between government and rebel military leaders on starting the disarmament process. … The Council also welcomed...

End-October poll still possible in Ivory Coast - UN (24.05.2006)

(Quelle: Reuters AlertNet) Polls aimed at ending Ivory Coast's political crisis can still be organised by the end of October as planned if opposing factions build on progress made in U.N.-backed peace efforts, a senior U.N. official said. … 'Today it's possible (to hold polls by end October)....

Combatants begin pullback in first step to disarmament (23.05.2006)

(Quelle: Irinnews) The two sides in Cote d’Ivoire’s more than three-year war, rebel leaders and loyalist army chiefs, on Tuesday said a first phase of disarmament was under way, with some combatants returning to designated disarmament sites. Independent confirmation of the troop...

UN eyes election preparations in Côte d’Ivoire (19.05.2006)

(Quelle: UN News) The United Nations Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) is closely watching that country’s preparations for the upcoming national elections, which are considered vital for the success of the UN-led peace efforts, officials with the world body have said. The Mission...

Slow start to Ivorian poll plan (18.05.2006)

(Quelle: BBC) A disarmament and identification programme in Ivory Coast, aimed at ensuring free and fair elections in October, has got off to a slow start.

Prime minister nudges divided country to peace (15.05.2006)

(Quelle: Irinnews) A pilot programme to identify millions of Ivorians who do not have nationality and voter papers is scheduled to kick off on Thursday, according to Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny, nudging Cote d’Ivoire closer to peace-sealing polls. Less than six months before an...

Doubts grow over election timetable (10.05.2006)

(Quelle: Reuters AlertNet) Tensions between Ivory Coast's rival factions raised concerns on Wednesday about whether elections to reunite the war-divided country could be held by an end-October deadline. South Africa, which has helped mediate a U.N.-backed peace plan for disarmament, reconciliation...

UN mission condemns attack against one of its buses (06.05.2006)

(Quelle: UN News) The United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) has strongly condemned an attack carried out against one of its buses and its civilian occupants in Yopougon, a suburb of Abidjan. In a statement released today on the 28 April incident, UNOCI also condemned “the...

First convoy could mark reopening of north-south trade route (02.05.2006)

(Quelle: Irinnews) The arrival of a convoy of 29 trucks in Cote d’Ivoire’s port city of Abidjan from northern landlocked neighbour Burkina Faso may lead to a resumption of transit trade between the two countries after a nearly four-year war-imposed blockage, an official said on Tuesday....

Storms still brewing over disarmament (28.04.2006)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Six months ahead of an election deadline in war-divided Cote d’Ivoire, President Laurent Gbagbo is falling into step with international mediators, but his political heavyweight wife Simone is far from being on the same track.

Despite progress in Côte d'Ivoire, UN Council voices "grave concern" over delays (27.04.2006)

(Quelle: UN News) After meeting today with the Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny of Côte d'Ivoire, the United Nations Security Council noted the progress achieved in the country's peace process under his watch, but expressed grave concern at what it called serious delays in the demobilization...

Mediators urge action as aid workers focus on troubled west (21.04.2006)

(Quelle: Irinnews) A group of international mediators overseeing a UN peace plan for Cote d’Ivoire have urged key players in the conflict to move quickly on essential obstacles to October polls while aid workers made commitments to focus on the troubled west. The International Working Group...

France seeks more UN troops for Ivory Coast (18.04.2006)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) France has proposed that the UN Security Council temporarily increase the number of UN troops deployed in Ivory Coast to assure its political transition, diplomats said Monday. The resolution seeks to augment the UN Operation in Ivory Coast (UNOCI) until December 15 by as many...

Ivorian President wants disarmament before polling (18.04.2006)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has insisted that combatants inside the country must disarm before elections planned to be held by the end of October can take place, local media reported Tuesday. 'The (United Nations) resolution 1633 states that is necessary to disarm...

Top UN envoy sees ‘narrow window’ for progress (17.04.2006)

(Quelle: UN News) Recent political agreements in Côte d’Ivoire and the engagement of the international community there have opened a window for progress toward elections and peace in the divided West African country – but only if all commitments are kept, a top United Nations envoy...

Annan taps Swiss democracy expert for election post (11.04.2006)

(Quelle: UN News) United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has named the former director of the office for democratic institutions of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to be his envoy for the Côte d’Ivoire election process. According to his spokesman, Mr....

Peace talks nudge rivals closer to disarmament (10.04.2006)

(Quelle: Irinnews) After high-level peace talks Ivorian and regional officials have called for a single programme to tackle disarmament and national identification – up to now major stumbling blocks to peace – but fell short of hammering out a schedule for the process. Previous talks...

Disarmament talks on track at last (04.04.2006)

(Quelle: allAfrica) Rebel and army chiefs completed a first full round of working talks on Tuesday in Cote d'Ivoire's rebel stronghold of Bouake in what was described by the government as a sign of progress in efforts to reach an agreement over disarmament. … The five key political players of...

Key pre-electoral identification process delayed (31.03.2006)

(Quelle: Irinnews) The start of a process to identify Ivorian nationals, key to holding presidential elections in Cote d’Ivoire later this year, has been held up by President Laurent Gbagbo, local newspapers said on Friday. At a cabinet meeting last Wednesday, the Justice Ministry proposed...

Security Council urges continued progress in democratization (29.03.2006)

(Quelle: UN News) The United Nations Security Council today urged the leaders of the Côte d’Ivoire to carry out their recent commitment to organize free and fair elections by the end of October and underlined the urgency of progress in establishing the electoral registers and starting...

UN troops deploy back to western town following January violence (28.03.2006)

(Quelle: UN News) United Nations peacekeepers have been redeployed to a western town in Côte d’Ivoire two months after they were withdrawn following violent anti-UN demonstrations. ... There is now a UNOCI military presence in Blolequin with some 70 peacekeepers, and a further 150 in...

Annan says it is ‘crucial’ that UN mission gets more troops, police (27.03.2006)

(Quelle: UN News) In the run-up to October’s elections in divided Côte d’Ivoire, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has repeated his call that almost 4,000 extra troops and police be sent to the UN mission there, saying they were “crucial” both to shore up the...

Prime Minister Banny tells rebels, militias to bury hatchet (20.03.2006)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) Ivory Coast's interim Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny, named to reunite the country, has called on rebels and militias who claim to back President Laurent Gbagbo to bury the hatchet and play responsible roles to end the crisis. Charles Konan Banny, named late last year by...

EU releases final report on May elections (18.03.2006)

(Quelle: allAfrica) The European Union has issued its final report on last May's elections in Ethiopia this week. According to the report, the 2005 parliamentary elections were the most competitive elections Ethiopia had experienced, with an unprecedented high voter turnout. However, it said, while...

With Côte d'Ivoire election commission up and running, UN official departs (18.03.2006)

(Quelle: UN News) Now that Côte d'Ivoire has established its Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), the United Nations High Representative for elections in the country has departed, the world body's peacekeeping operation there (ONUCI) announced today. Before leaving Abidjan on Friday,...

International power-brokers hail Ivorians for progress on peace (17.03.2006)

(Quelle: Reliefweb) A review meeting of a UN-backed panel of African and Western power brokers ended Friday in Ivory Coast roundly praising the country's political players on the momentum gained in recent weeks towards resolving the country's political and security crises. The monthly meeting of...

Ivorian rebel returns to Abidjan (14.03.2006)

(Quelle: BBC) Ivory Coast's New Forces rebel leader Guillaume Soro has travelled to the country's economic capital for the first time in more than a year. … Last month he and two major opposition leaders had an unprecedented meeting with President Gbagbo in the capital, Yamoussoukro. United...

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...