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Ivory Coast ministers have breakthrough

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Ivory Coast's Council of Ministers met Monday for the first time since March, fulfilling pledges political party leaders made during the Ghana summit.

U.N. Accra summit on Ivory Coast extended

ACCRA, Ghana, July 30 (UPI) -- The Accra, Ghana, summit of African leaders convened by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Ivory Coast political crisis was extended by one day on Friday.

U.N. preps for Ivory Coast summit in Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana, July 28 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan was in Ghana Wednesday preparing for the West African summit aimed at restarting the deadlocked Ivory Coast peace process.

Ivory Coast protests rights report leak

UNITED NATIONS, May 5 (UPI) -- The Ivory Coast U.N. envoy Wednesday protested leaking of a Human Right Commission report charging Ivorian security forces with indiscriminate killings.

U.N. OKs peacekeepers for Ivory Coast

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council Friday unanimously approved a resolution authorizing a one-year, nearly 7,000-member peacekeeping operation for the Ivory Coast.

Ivory Coast rebels return to government

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Rebels in the Ivory Coast said on Monday they will return to the government of national reconciliation, three months after they walked out in protest.

Ivory Coast rebels release prisoners

KORHOGO, Ivory Coast, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Rebels who control the northern part of the Ivory Coast freed 40 government soldiers during the weekend after holding them as prisoners for more than a year.

Protest held against Ivory Coast rebels

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Thousands of pro-government Ivory Coast demonstrators took to the streets of the nation's commercial capital, Abidjan, Thursday to protest rebel actions.

Seydou Elimane Diarra (born November 23, 1933) is an Ivorian political figure who was Prime Minister in 2000 and again from 2003 to 2005.

Diarra was born in Katiola. Prior to joining the government, he was an Ambassador to the European Economic Community and Brazil and was President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Côte d'Ivoire. After the December 1999 military coup, he was appointed as Minister of State for Planning, Development, and Government Cooperation on January 4, 2000, under transitional President Robert Guéï. He was subsequently Prime Minister from May 2000 to October 2000.

He was again appointed as Prime Minister in February 2003 as part of a deal to end the country's 2002-2003 civil war, because he was widely considered to be a neutral figure; however, many supporters of President Laurent Gbagbo accused him of not taking a strong stance against the rebels, despite their failure to disarm in October 2004, and demanded his resignation.

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