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Senior UN human rights official visits Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia

A top United Nations human rights official is visiting Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia this week for talks aimed at ensuring that protecting the rights of civilians will remain central to the reconciliation and reconstruction efforts in the two West African countries.

Ex-combatants complete UN-led demobilization process in Côte d’Ivoire

Nearly 200 ex-combatants with the rebel Armed Forces of the Forces Nouvelles (FAFN) have been given diplomas by the United Nations after completing a disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programme at Ferkessédougou in the north of Côte d’Ivoire.