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UN voices concern at reports of human rights abuses in Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire today voiced deep concern about reports of numerous human rights violations by members of the country’s armed forces.

UN mission urges Ivorian authorities to enforce discipline among security forces

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire today encouraged the Government to implement measures to strengthen discipline within its armed forces and “separate the wheat from the chaff.”

Senior UN official deplores deadly Ivorian clashes

The top United Nations official in Cote d''Ivoire today deplored the deadly clashes in the west of the country that have reportedly killed at least six people this weekend.

Amid counting in Côte d’Ivoire, Ban calls on political parties to remain calm

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Ivorian political parties and candidates to continue to act peacefully as counting gets under way in polls to elect the 225 members of their country’s National Assembly.

Côte d'Ivoire elections unfolding in a positive, calm atmosphere – UN envoy

Voting for the parliamentary elections in Côte d'Ivoire today is occurring “smoothly in a positive and calm atmosphere,” said the United Nations envoy in the country, who has been touring polling stations in Abidjan.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN envoy calls for peaceful polls, warns violence will not be tolerated

With just two days to go before parliamentary polls take place in Côte d’Ivoire, the United Nations envoy there called for “a peaceful and calm election,” adding that violence will not be tolerated.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN envoy voices concern about violent pre-election incidents

Three days before Ivorians go to the polls to vote in crucial parliamentary elections, the top United Nations official in the West African country has expressed concern over a series of violent incidents provoked by armed men surrounding some of the candidates.

ICC sets date for confirmation of charges hearing for ex-Ivorian president

The International Criminal Court (ICC) said today that a hearing to determine whether there are sufficient grounds to confirm charges against Laurent Gbagbo, the former president of Côte d’Ivoire, who stands accused of crimes against humanity, will begin on 18 June next year.

Ex-Ivorian leader Gbagbo arrives at ICC to face charges of crimes against humanity

Laurent Gbagbo, the former president of Côte d’Ivoire, arrived at the International Criminal Court (ICC) today to face charges of crimes against humanity committed during the country's recent post-election violence.

Ahead of Ivorian legislative polls, UN envoy warns on sexual violence

The envoy spearheading United Nations efforts to eradicate sexual violence in conflict today urged the Government and all political leaders in Cote d'Ivoire to speak out against the scourge and ensure it is not used to intimidate people ahead of critical legislative elections slated to take place next month.