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Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast poll a concern: UN Security Council

The UN Security Council expressed concern that plans for a Nov. 29 Ivory Coast presidential poll could be at risk if the world's top cocoa grower further delays the publication of voter lists.

Greenpeace urges courts to revisit Trafigura case

Greenpeace is pressing the Dutch courts to prosecute global commodities trader Trafigura for "deliberately" dumping toxic oil waste in the Ivory Coast in 2006, the environmental group said.

Trafigura pays Ivory Coast in toxic waste case

Oil trader Trafigura will offer compensation to 31 000 people from Ivory Coast after toxic waste was dumped in the country in 2006, killing 16 and sickening thousands, the firm and claimants said.

Toxic wastes caused deaths and illnesses in Côte d’Ivoire: UN

Evidence indicates that the dumping of toxic wastes caused over one dozen deaths and dozens of illnesses in Côte d’Ivoire in 2006, an independent UN human rights expert said.

Ivory Coast to miss voter list deadline: sources

Ivory Coast will miss a September 15 deadline to publish provisional voter lists by about two weeks, officials said, the latest sign a November 29 presidential election in the top cocoa grower will be delayed.
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