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In volatile region, support for Côte d’Ivoire’s stability more critical than ever – UN official

Despite “remarkable progress” in recovering from multiple crises, international support to consolidate stability in Côte d’Ivoire is ever more important given the volatile security situation in its region, the top United Nations official in the West African country said today.

UN chief and envoy voice sorrow and offer aid in wake of deadly stampede in Cote d’Ivoire

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his envoy in Côte d'Ivoire have expressed their sorrow over a deadly stampede which took place in the early hours of the new year in the country’s biggest city, killing some 60 people.