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Ivory Coast to Demobilize 10,000 Fighters

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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An Ivory Coast defense official says the government will disarm and demobilize about 10,000 fighters in a bid to improve security. State media Wednesday quoted deputy defense minister Paul Koffi Koffi as saying the process should be completed by the end of the year. The minister, who spoke Tuesday, said the demobilized fighters will be […]

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Ivory Coast to Demobilize 10,000 Fighters

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Ivory Coast’s minister of defense says the government will disarm and demobilize about 10,000 fighters in a bid to improve security. State media Wednesday quoted deputy defense minister Paul Koffi Koffi as saying the process should be completed by the end of the year. The minister, who spoke Tuesday, said the demobilized fighters will be […]

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Ivory Coast to Demobilize 10,000 Fighters

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Ivory Coast’s minister of defense says the government will disarm and demobilize about 10,000 fighters in a bid to improve security. State media Wednesday quoted defense minister Paul Koffi Koffi as saying the process should be completed by the end of the year. The minister, who spoke Tuesday, said the demobilized fighters will be reintegrated […]

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Ivory Coast Prison Reopens After Jail Break

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Ivory Coast have reopened the country’s main prison in Abidjan after it was closed for months because of a mass prison break. Officials say Tuesday’s reopening is a step toward security and normalcy after the country’s post-election conflict. Sixteen inmates were transferred to the prison from a military camp. As Ivory Coast’s violence […]

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UN Says Ivorian Forces Executed 26 People in Past Month

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says armed forces in Ivory Coast have carried out 26 extrajudicial killings in the past month. The rights representative for the United Nations’ mission in Ivory Coast, Guillaume Ngefa, said Thursday his office has documented more than 100 human rights violations in the county between mid-July and mid-August. He said those included […]

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Son of Former Ivory Coast President Arrested

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Ivory Coast has charged 12 allies of former President Laurent Gbagbo, including his son and the party chief, for their roles in the country’s deadly post-election violence. Officials said Wednesday close Gbagbo aide and former leader of the Ivorian Popular Front, Pascal Affi N’Guessan, was charged along with the former president’s son, Michel Gbagbo. Ivorian […]

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Ivory Coast State TV Back After Presidential Power Struggle

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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State television in Ivory Coast is back on the air for the first time since it was shut down during the violent power struggle that followed last year’s presidential election. Radio Telediffusion Ivorienne, or RTI, began broadcasting Tuesday from the commercial capital, Abidjan. The channel’s morning talk show “Matin Bonheur” featured the word “reconciliation” as […]

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30 Killed in Ivory Coast Bus Crash

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A bus crash in the economic capital of Ivory Coast Friday killed some 30 people. Reports on the crash say the overcrowded bus was crossing a bridge over the Ebrie lagoon in Abidjan, when it veered off the bridge into the water. Rescuers have pulled some bodies and survivors from the wreckage. Authorities have not […]

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8 Killed in Ivory Coast Bus Crash

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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A bus crash in the Ivory Coast Friday killed at least eight people. Reuters news agency says the bus struck two cars on a bridge before veering off into a lagoon in Abidjan, the capital. Rescuers have pulled some bodies and survivors from the wreckage. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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Ivorian President: Equal Justice in Post-Election Violence

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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An international rights group says forces allied with Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara continued terrorizing certain ethnic groups even after the country’s political crisis was resolved. Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday hundreds of thousands of refugees are too afraid to return to their homes because they fear they will be targeted for attacks. […]

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