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Update No. 11: Côte d’Ivoire Situation

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• President Alassane Ouattara is moving ahead with the establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission as the first step toward reconciliation and peace. Members of the new government will be nominated throughout the month of May. Mr. Ouattara underlined that security will be fully restored within two months.

• The new regime in Côte d’Ivoire is faced with the critical challenge of revitalizing the economy, which greatly suffered from the post-electoral crisis.

• The Banque Centrale des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO) officially reopened on 26 April and a new Director, Mr.Jean Baptiste Aman, has been appointed.

• The Chairman of the Professional Association of Banques (APBEF-CI), Mr. Jacob Amematekpo, requested bank personnel in Cote d’Ivoire to return to work on 26 April following the Easter holiday.

• The new President Alassane Ouattara and Prime Minister Guillaume Soro are addressing the issue of reconciliation and have doubled efforts to provide security in the country. The Ouattara administration has stated that perpetrators of violence will be punished.

• TCI (Television Côte d’Ivoire) announced that preliminary investigations have been re-opened against former President Laurent Gbagbo and those close to him.