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With UN help, Côte d'Ivoire takes further step towards rule of law by reopening prison

United Nations peacekeepers have helped Côte d'Ivoire repair and renovate the prison in Abidjan, the country’s biggest city, after it was emptied in recent post-electoral violence, part of a broader effort to re-establish the rule of law.

Extrajudicial executions carried out in Côte d’Ivoire, UN reports

Twenty-six extrajudicial executions in Côte d'Ivoire, including that of a 17-month-old baby, and 100 other human rights abuses were perpetrated in the past month, as the country recovers from its former president’s abortive effort to stay in power, a senior United Nations official said today.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN forces help in rescue operations after deadly bus accident

United Nations peacekeepers in Côte d’Ivoire today helped local authorities in rescue and recovery operations after a crowded bus crashed from a bridge into a lagoon in Abidjan, the largest city, killing 46 people according to provisional estimates.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN official meets with detained ex-leaders to foster reconciliation

In an effort to promote reconciliation in Côte d'Ivoire, a senior United Nations official is meeting with former president Laurent Gbagbo and other detained members of his regime to ensure that their human rights are respected.