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U.N. extends Ivorian arms embargo

UNITED NATIONS, April 26 (UPI) -- Proliferation of weapons in Ivory Coast poses a significant threat to national stability and reconstruction, the U.N. Security Council said.

Local elections set for Ivory Coast, Gbagbo supporters to sit out

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, April 20 (UPI) -- Members of former President Laurent Gbagbo's party say they will sit out when Ivory Coast voters go to the polls for this weekend's local elections.

Ivory Coast wants surveillance drones

UNITED NATIONS, April 17 (UPI) -- If peacekeepers leave Ivory Coast, national protection should be bolstered by the use of surveillance drones, the Ivorian envoy to the United Nations said.

Ivory Coast littered with weapons

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, April 16 (UPI) -- Ivory Coast is still flush with weapons more than two years after an end to post-election conflict, a researcher from Amnesty International said.

HRW: Ivorian justice lacks balance

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 11 (UPI) -- None of the forces in an Ivorian military unit created by President Alassane Ouattara have faced trial for post-election abuses, Human Rights Watch said.

U.N. bracing for local Ivorian elections

UNITED NATIONS, April 5 (UPI) -- Security is a primary concern for Ivorians preparing for local elections this month, the head of the peacekeeping mission said.

Ivorian justice troubles rights group

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, April 4 (UPI) -- Ivory Coast isn't living up to its commitments to hold all parties to post-election violence accountable for their crimes, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

Ivory Coast looks to China for support

DURBAN, South Africa, March 29 (UPI) -- African countries like Ivory Coast need the support of the Chinese government to advance economic and political goals, the Ivorian president said.

Ivorian, Liberian peacekeepers on alert

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, March 26 (UPI) -- The United Nations said it was reinforcing its patrols in Ivory Coast and in neighboring Liberia in response to attacks from rebel forces.

U.N.: Reconciliation key for Ivory Coast

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 20 (UPI) -- Leaders in Ivory Coast need to do more to encourage political reconciliation more than two years after civil conflict, a U.N. expert said from Switzerland.

ICC to decide ex-President Gbagbo's fate

HAGUE, Netherlands, March 1 (UPI) -- Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo told the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands he's innocent of charges that could be filed against him.

Amnesty: Justice imbalanced in Ivory Coast

LONDON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Amnesty International said it was concerned about the "cycle of abuse and impunity" in Ivory Coast as national forces go after former regime backers.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.
By United Press International

Ivory Coast ratifies Rome Statute

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The French government welcomed a recent decision by former colony Ivory Coast to ratify the Rome Statute that established the International Criminal Court.

Former Ivory Coast president before ICC

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The International Criminal Court began hearing testimony Tuesday on whether former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo should stand trial.

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo appears in court

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo tried to stay in power "by any means, including lethal force," the ICC's top prosecutor said Tuesday.

ICC case against Gbagbo moves forward

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A confirmation of charges hearing for former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo at the ICC brings victims one step closer to justice, said Human Rights Watch.

U.S. emergency extended for Ivory Coast

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Ivory Coast presents a threat to U.S. security interests despite progress made since political violence erupted in 2011, U.S. President Barack Obama said.

Don't let Ivory Coast backslide, U.N. says

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Economic and political success in Ivory Coast is critical for a region steeped in destabilizing conflict, the U.N. special envoy to the country said.

Mourning period after deadly stampede

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara declared three days of mourning and pledged a swift investigation into the stampede that killed 60 people.

60 dead in stampede in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A New Year's Eve fireworks display in Ivory Coast ended in tragedy when 60 people died in a stampede as they left a stadium early Tuesday, officials said.

Women join Ivory Coast peacekeepers

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A group of 15 policewomen became the first all-women team to deploy with the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast, a police adviser said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.
By United Press International

Tension high in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Ivory Coast hasn't done enough in terms of reconciliation to prevent the country from descending back into violence, a visiting U.N. official said.

Ivorian government expanding control

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Northern Ivory Coast officials said they are warming to the administration of President Alassane Ouattara a decade after civil war that had divided the country.
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