Côte d'Ivoire: UN envoy deplores violent post-election incidents

The top United Nations official in Côte d'Ivoire today strongly condemned two separate attacks against electoral authorities which occurred in the west of the country following this weekend’s legislative by-elections.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN envoy voices satisfaction with conduct of by-elections

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d'Ivoire today voiced his satisfaction with the conduct of the legislative by-elections in the country, saying the polls were carried out in an atmosphere of calm.

ICC expands scope of Ivorian war crimes investigation back to 2002

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced that it will expand the scope of its investigation into possible war crimes in Côte d’Ivoire, currently limited to the period after contested presidential elections in late 2010, to as far back as the start of the West African country’s civil war in 2002.

UN official partially certifies Ivorian parliamentary elections

The senior United Nations official in Côte d’Ivoire announced today the partial certification of legislative elections, saying the polls “constitute an important step in the entrenchment of democracy” in the West African country.

In Côte d’Ivoire, UN mission to decide on election certification next week

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) said today that he hopes to decide next week on the partial certification of parliamentary elections held in the West African country near the end of last year.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN disarmament operation continues near Abidjan

A United Nations voluntary disarmament operation began today in a suburb north of the Ivorian city of Abidjan, aiming to collect illegal weapons still in circulation among the civilian population.