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31 Dec 2002 description

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The arrival of the first contingent of West African peace-keeping troops in Côte d'Ivoire, initially scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed to 3 January, sources at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said in Abidjan Tuesday.

31 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

ABIDJAN, 31 December (IRIN) - Some 117 people, most of them Liberians, were stranded aboard a cargo ship at the port of Tema, about 25 km east of the Ghanaian capital, Accra, after the vessel's captain refused to sail, a humanitarian source in Accra told IRIN on Friday.

31 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

ABIDJAN, 31 décembre (IRIN) - Environ 117 personnes, des Libériens pour la plupart, ont été bloqués à bord d'un navire dans le port de Tema, à 25 km à l'Est de la capitale ghanéenne, Accra, après que le capitaine du vaisseau ait refusé de lever l'ancre, a fait savoir à IRIN vendredi une source humanitaire à Accra.

31 Dec 2002 description

By Katie Nguyen

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo was due to unveil a peace plan on Tuesday to end war in the world's top cocoa grower as rebels who hold the north of the country prepared their own message to the nation.

Gbagbo pledged at a regional summit this month to present a solution to the crisis which has ripped apart the West African country and Western diplomats have been scrutinising his draft proposals for the past week.

Presidential spokesman Toussaint Alain told Reuters Gbagbo would present a broad outline of the plan on …

31 Dec 2002 description

English Title:  Map 1: Movement of local cereals
English Legend:
Exchange of Millet
Exchange of Sorghum
Exchange of Corn

30 Dec 2002 description

By Anne Boher

ABIDJAN, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Many plantations in the cocoa-growing far west of Ivory Coast have been abandoned by frightened farmers fleeing dense bush full of rebels, a cocoa buyer who escaped the region said.

The buyer, who gave his name as Ali, had just returned from Blolekin, a small town well known for its cocoa about 75 km (47 miles) from the Liberian border where there has been heavy fighting this month.

The area held by rebels would normally produce some 10 percent of the crop in the world's top cocoa grower.

30 Dec 2002 description
report UN News Service

United Nations officials returned to Geneva today after spending close to a week in Côte d'Ivoire observing the human rights situation in the country.

30 Dec 2002 description

Accra (dpa) - More than 115 Liberian refugees are stranded on board a ship at the Ghanaian port of Tema, some 25 kilometres east of Accra, because the captain of the ship and the Ghanaian ports authority are refusing to sail the ship, a cargo vessel, with people on board.

The 117 refugees, including 35 children and 45 women, said they paid 110 dollars each to a man who sent them to the port to be taken to Liberia.

Some of the refugees came from a Liberian refugee camp just outside Accra, others were fleeing the crisis in neighbouring Ivory Coast.

30 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

ABIDJAN, 30 December (IRIN) - The situation in western Cote d'Ivoire remains volatile despite the presence of French and loyalist troops, according to reports from news organisations and humanitarian sources, which also say that essential services are not functioning in parts of the area.

30 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseaux d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)

27 Dec 2002 description

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27 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseaux d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)

27 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseaux d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)

27 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

ABIDJAN, 27 December (IRIN) - Training government officials in the management of migratory flows and developing a database on migrants are among services the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) aims to offer Cote d'Ivoire should its authorities request them, a senior IOM official said on Friday in Abidjan.

27 Dec 2002 description

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - UN Security Council investigators have arrived to Côte d'Ivoire to shed light on who was behind the kidnappings, disappearances, arbitrary detention and extra-judiciary executions since the 19 September military insurrection, says a news release issued in Abidjan Friday.

27 Dec 2002 description
report IRIN

ABIDJAN, 27 December (IRIN) - A United Nations human rights mission that arrived early this week in Cote d'Ivoire to assess the human rights situation in the country met on Thursday with representatives of civil society and women's organisations, human rights experts and the diplomatic corps.

27 Dec 2002 description
report UN News Service

A senior United Nations relief official today was designated Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Humanitarian Envoy for the crisis in Côte d'Ivoire.

27 Dec 2002 description

Paris, France (PANA) - Ivorian minister of health, solidarity and social security Clotilde Ohouochi said here Friday that at least 2,000 women have fled their homes in civil war affected zones in her country since the 19 September military rebellion.

26 Dec 2002 description

GENEVA, Dec. 26 (UNHCR) - They returned by foot or occasionally on horseback. They came jammed in pickups, on motor scooters and buses. Groups of families surrounded by donkeys, suitcases, satellite dishes and huge wooden beams from their old homes, perched precariously atop convoys of trucks resembling overcrowded fairground gondolas swathed in a kaleidoscope of colors.