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Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast's premier annuls disputed voter names

Ivorian Prime Minister Guillaume Soro has annulled hundreds of thousands of disputed names on the electoral register, after complaints from President Laurent Gbagbo that they were not subjected to checks.

Gbagbo accused the electoral commission (CEI) late last week of admitting some 429 000 voters who had not been cross checked and may be illegitimate, sparking a political row and raising doubts over whether long delayed polls will be able to be held on time.

Soro, a former rebel against Gbagbo who became prime minister in 2007 under a peace deal, leads an arbitration committee which has powers ...

Additional UN peacekeepers requested in Côte d’Ivoire

The Presidents of Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso have asked that an additional unit of up to 500 peacekeepers from Burkina Faso be added to the United Nations mission in Côte d’Ivoire to reinforce security ahead of the elections.

Ivorian poll commission says has listed all voters

Ivory Coast's electoral commission said yesterday it had settled all legal disputes over its provisional voter list, paving the way for a final list to be drawn up and the long delayed poll to go ahead.

Ivory Coast extends voter list deadline

Ivory Coast's electoral commission extended a period for contesting voter lists by 10 days to Jan. 6 as fewer than half of contested cases were processed, and said that an early March poll remained feasible.

BBC pays damages over toxic waste claims

The BBC apologised and agreed to pay £25 000 in damages to commodities trader Trafigura over claims the firm's actions had caused deaths, miscarriages and injuries in Ivory Coast.
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