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Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast poll plan faces 'serious delays': UN

A senior UN official said yesterday that planning for Ivory Coast's long-delayed presidential election was behind schedule, casting doubt on the government's ability to organize a poll this year.

Ivory Coast poll must be in 2009: president

An Ivory Coast presidential election must take place this year, President Laurent Gbagbo said yesterday in a switch of wording from previous statements insisting that a target November 29 date be maintained.

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.
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