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Côte d’Ivoire: UN envoy lauds new premier and parliament president

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Côte d’Ivoire today congratulated the country’s new Prime Minister and the newly-elected president of parliament and assured them of the mission’s continued support.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN to assess situation in areas where poll results are on hold

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) said today that it will assess the situation in two constituencies where there were some “incidents” during last weekend’s legislative by-elections.

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.

Côte d’Ivoire must ensure secure space for political participation – UN expert

A United Nations human rights expert urged Ivorian authorities today to ensure a secure and peaceful environment for political participation following the violent clashes between the supporters and opponents of President Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan last Saturday which led to the death of one person and the wounding of six others.

Côte d’Ivoire: Security improving but root causes of unrest remain – UN envoy

The security situation in Côte d’Ivoire is stabilizing nine months after the end of the violence that shook the country following presidential elections in late 2010, but the underlying causes of instability and unrest have not been fully addressed, the United Nations top official in the West African country told the Security Council today.