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UN launches phone-based scheme to help poor Ivorians buy food

The United Nations has launched a pilot programme that uses mobile telephone technology to facilitate cash transfers to help thousands of poor people that were badly affected by the post-election crisis in Côte d’Ivoire to buy food.

ICC authorizes probe into post-election violence in Côte d’Ivoire

The International Criminal Court (ICC) today authorized its prosecutor to probe alleged abuses committed during the recent post-election violence in Côte d’Ivoire – the seventh investigation in Africa and the first in a State that is not party to the treaty that set up the Court.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN has key role in strengthening democracy, President says

Thanking the United Nations for its role in resolving the electoral crisis after Côte d’Ivoire’s former leader refused to step down, President Alassane Ouattara today highlighted legislative elections later this year as a critical step towards cementing democracy.

UN peacekeepers patrol Ivorian-Liberian border area after deadly attack

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire has sent two patrol units to the country’s border with Liberia to assess the situation after a group of heavily armed militiamen crossed the frontier and attacked two Ivorian villages last week, killing at least 18 people.

UN peacekeepers help put out fire at radio station in Côte d'Ivoire

The Moroccan battalion serving in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d'Ivoire over the weekend helped put out a huge fire in a radio station near the western town of Duékoué, the mission said today.

Ivorian refugees living with host families in Liberia to move to new camp – UN

The United Nations refugee agency has opened a sixth camp for Ivorians who fled the post-election violence in their country and have been living with host communities in neighbouring Liberia.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN responding to allegations of sex abuse by peacekeepers

The United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) is looking into recent allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse involving its peacekeepers based in the west of the country.

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.