Security Council mission in West Africa wraps up talks in Côte d'Ivoire

A United Nations Security Council delegation in West Africa exploring opportunities for regional peace and stability, has wrapped up a series of discussions with top officials in Côte D'Ivoire on ways to fully implement a six-month old power-sharing accord.

Annan, UN Mission welcome pact forming new government in DR of Congo

Welcoming the announcement that Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila has signed a decree setting up a new power-sharing government, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on all the parties - both loyalists and opposition - to now seize the opportunity to work together to end nearly five years of war.