UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 10, 2013.
UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 10, 2012.
Ivory Coast's Council of Ministers met Monday for the first time since March, fulfilling pledges political party leaders made during the Ghana summit.
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. Secretary-General Kofi Annan was in Ghana Wednesday preparing for the West African summit aimed at restarting the deadlocked Ivory Coast peace process.
The Ivory Coast U.N. envoy Wednesday protested leaking of a Human Right Commission report charging Ivorian security forces with indiscriminate killings.
The U.N. Security Council Friday unanimously approved a resolution authorizing a one-year, nearly 7,000-member peacekeeping operation for the Ivory Coast.
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.
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.
Thousands of pro-government Ivory Coast demonstrators took to the streets of the nation's commercial capital, Abidjan, Thursday to protest rebel actions.