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Security Council imposes immediate arms embargo against Côte d'Ivoire

Seeking to end the violence in Côte d'Ivoire, the United Nations Security Council today imposed an immediate, 13-month arms embargo against the country and gave the parties there one month to get the peace process back on track or face a travel ban and a freeze on their assets.

Clashes in Côte d'Ivoire could trigger violence across West Africa, UN envoy warns

The recent flare-up of violence in Côte d'Ivoire – where United Nations and French peacekeepers are monitoring a buffer zone separating the government-controlled south and the rebel-held north – could spread across West Africa and plunge the region back into conflict, a senior United Nations official based in Dakar warned today.

Secretary-General renews call for end to violence and 'hate media' in Côte d'Ivoire

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan issued a new call today to all parties in Côte d'Ivoire to end violence and do everything possible to prevent "the devastating resurgence of ethnic conflict" after a government breach of the ceasefire with rebels last week led to a fresh outbreak of turmoil in the West African country.

Annan calls on all parties to resume talks in violence-wracked Côte d'Ivoire

Welcoming South African President Thabo Mbeki's peace mission to Côte d'Ivoire today, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on all parties to resume talks after last week's resurgence of violence and voiced increasing concern over the humanitarian situation in a country torn between government and rebels.

Situation in Côte d’Ivoire remains tense as foreigners seek refuge in UN buildings

The situation in Côte d’Ivoire continues to cause great concern, foreign nationals have sought refuge in United Nations buildings and the atmosphere in the commercial capital of Abidjan remains very tense and volatile despite the restoration of relative calm following several days of violence in the West African country.

Conflict flares in Côte d'Ivoire prompting Security Council call for end to fighting

Meeting in an emergency session after French forces in Côte d'Ivoire were attacked and the Ivorian Government stepped up air strikes against rebel-held areas in the north, the United Nations Security Council today called for an end to fighting in the West African country.

UN aid agencies forced to limit work during renewed fighting in Côte d'Ivoire

With six of their vehicles no longer available and roadblocks proliferating, United Nations humanitarian agencies are struggling to continue their work in Côte d'Ivoire, the world's largest exporter of cocoa, during government bombardment of rebel-held areas, a UN spokesman said today.

UN suspends aid operations after fighting breaks out in Côte d'Ivoire

In a major violation of the ceasefire in Côte d'Ivoire, Government forces today attacked positions held by the rebel Forces Nouvelles, prompting United Nations humanitarian agencies to suspend their aid operations across the country.

Security Council members demand respect for ceasefire in Côte d'Ivoire

Reacting to the outbreak of violence in Côte d'Ivoire, members of the Security Council today demanded that the country's ceasefire be fully respected.

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.