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West Africa’s Refugee and Security Crisis

Abidjan – In West Africa, the Malian and Ivorian political crises have resulted in the biggest number of refugees in the region. But brewing insecurity could mean that they will be unable to return home any time soon as armed groups remain a threat to West Africa.

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Reluctant Farewell to Arms in Côte d’Ivoire

Abidjan – In his black boots and green fatigues – complete with arm patches bearing the name of the national army, Forces Republicaines de Côte d’Ivoire – Ousmane Kone looked every bit the soldier as he stood guard over an electricity and water distribution company one Tuesday afternoon in Abidjan.

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Paving the way for justice in Côte d’Ivoire

National and international truth, reconciliation and justice mechanisms being set up in Côte d’Ivoire must be impartial and independent to have any credibility, say analysts and rights groups.

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Cote d’Ivoire: Aid agencies fighting to remain impartial

ABIDJAN/DAKAR – The perceived impartiality of UN aid agencies and NGOs is still at risk and must be re-stressed in Côte d’Ivoire, say NGOs, given the UN peacekeeping force’s direct role in the fighting. Aid agencies – both UN and NGOs – are deliberately distancing themselves from the UN mission (UNOCI) so they can reach populations at risk, staff told IRIN.

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Côte d’Ivoire: Gbagbo arrested

Defiant Côte d’Ivoire leader Laurent Gbagbo has been captured at his Abidjan residence, after an assault by French and U.N. forces, and fighters of his rival, Alassane Ouattara. A spokesman for the Ouattara forces, Seydou Ouattara, told VOA French to Africa service that Gbagbo was captured after an assault on the residence Monday and taken to Ouattara’s headquarters at the Golf Hotel.

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Manufacturing Côte d’Ivoire’s ‘Good Guy’

LONDON – As Côte d’Ivoire’s bloody leadership contest draws to a close and the surrender of Laurent Gbagbo, the incumbent president, seems imminent, a long list of atrocities and electoral irregularities mark the records of both him and his opponent, Alassane Ouattara.

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