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Côte d'Ivoire peace process still mired in stalemate - report to UN

With the peace process in Côte d'Ivoire still mired in a stalemate, a monitoring group has suggested again that United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and other West African leaders continue to press President Laurent Gbagbo on the obstacles preventing the passage of key reform legislation.

Annan calls for constitutional reform, disarmament in Côte d'Ivoire

With the peace process in Côte d'Ivoire stalled as deadlines for key accords pass without action, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the parties to make good on their pledges to change the constitution and begin disarmament.

Côte d'Ivoire, with least-funded appeal for aid, finds 12 new cases of polio

A dozen confirmed cases of polio have turned up in less than a year in Côte d'Ivoire, a West African country where the disease was thought to have been eradicated, the United Nations humanitarian coordination office said today.

UN mission, Annan urge restraint after violent demonstrations in Côte d'Ivoire

Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d'Ivoire have called for calm after violent demonstrations took place yesterday in Bouaké against two UN sites and the city's business district.

Rights abuses flare in Côte d'Ivoire, prompting UN mission to sound alarm

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d'Ivoire is voicing deep concern at the upsurge of human rights violations in the West African nation, pointing in particular to an incident at the residence of an opposition leader where one of his employees was murdered and three others tortured.

Alleged human rights abuses in Côte d'Ivoire concern UN mission

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d'Ivoire today said it was very concerned by allegations that human rights violations took place last month at a popular market in the country's biggest city.

UN envoy consults with West African leaders on Côte d'Ivoire peace process

A senior United Nations envoy has begun a mission to consult with West African leaders regarding the situation in Côte d'Ivoire and to discuss proposals on how to ensure the full implementation of pledges made by Ivorian parties at a peace summit earlier this year.