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Security Council lifts Côte d’Ivoire’s rough diamond ban, tweaks arms embargo

The United Nations Security Council today voted unanimously to lift a ban on importing rough diamonds from Côte d’Ivoire and to partially lift the arms embargo, differentiating between lethal and non-lethal arms.

UN expert calls for consultations on reforming Côte d’Ivoire’s electoral commission

A United Nations human rights expert today called on authorities in Côte d’Ivoire to undertake broad consultations on the reform of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to prevent the country from “falling back into crisis.”