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Political tensions in Côte d’Ivoire easing, UN envoy reports

The political tension in Côte d’Ivoire that followed the dissolution of the Government and the independent electoral authority is gradually decreasing, the top United Nations official in the divided West African country said today.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN envoy meets with African mediator in bid to solve electoral crisis

The top United Nations envoy in Côte d'Ivoire today met with the African mediator seeking to end the political crisis threatening the much-delayed elections in the divided West African country.

Ban calls on parties in Côte d'Ivoire to resolve difficulties and hold elections

Voicing grave concern at the political situation in Côte d'Ivoire after last week’s dissolution of the Government and the independent electoral authority, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all sides to keep up momentum for the much-delayed elections in the divided West African country.

Top UN envoy intensifies talks in Côte d'Ivoire to ensure elections remain on course

The top United Nations envoy in Côte d'Ivoire is holding intensive talks with all sides in the divided West African country to ensure that last week’s dissolution of the Government and the independent electoral authority does not affect repeatedly delayed elections, currently slated to be held next month.

Ban calls for calm in Côte d'Ivoire after Government, electoral body dissolved

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the people of Côte d'Ivoire to avoid any action that could cause renewed violence in the divided West African country after the Government and independent electoral authority were dissolved ahead of repeatedly delayed elections.

Top UN official in Côte d'Ivoire holds talks with Prime Minister over political crisis

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Côte d'Ivoire met today with the country's Prime Minister to stress the need to resolve mounting political tensions in the fragile West African country, where the Government and the independent electoral authority have just been dissolved ahead of scheduled elections.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN urges calm as violence mars voter registration appeals process

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire has deplored recent violence in the towns of Katiola and Divo and appealed for calm as the voter registration appeals process for the upcoming elections takes place.