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Ivory Coast News
The Ivorian government of President Alassane Ouattara has decided to raise the retirement age from 55 to 60 years.
The President of Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara has said his government would make sure that each family owns a house at an affordable price in the New Year, 2012.
The sharp rise in Ivory Coast population growth rate is being seriously felt in the housing sector.
To address the problem, the Ivorian government says the New Year, 2012 will see a number of construction projects, in the aftermath of the bloody post election crisis, which has stalled development activities.
With the scars of the their bloody post election violence still visible, one of the wishes on the lips of many Ivorians as they enter the New Year, 2012 is the restoration of peace and sincere reconciliation.
A new report published by the International Crisis Group, ICG, says despite a marked improvement in economic governance and the holding of legislative elections in good security conditions on 11 December in Ivory Coast, the divisions within the security forces carry a risk of violent confrontation.
Clashes between groups of armed youths and government forces in the Ivory Coast have killed at least six people at the weekend.
The Carter Center election observer mission has hailed Sunday’s parliamentary elections in the Ivory Coast as “credible”, while the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) wants the government to lift suspensions on three local newspapers.
Votes are being counted after Sunday’s legislative elections in the Ivory Coast, which the UN Special Representative, Bert Koender says went on smoothly in a positive and calm atmosphere.
Initial results from the polls are expected today, Monday. But WADR’s Correspondent in the main city, Abidjan said turnout in low .
Ghana says it will not go to war with Ivory Coast over the disputed land boundaries rich in oil deposits. Some of the places in dispute are offshore area where oil is either being drilled or explored.
Ivorian authorities have accused Ghana of exploring oil on its territory, but Ghana has disputed the claims. WADR’s Accra Correspondent Kofi Agyepong says this has raised tension, with people fearing a looming war between the two West African nations.
Ghana’s government has announced in Accra that it has agreed to extradite Ivorian ex-combatants in the country, who were allegedly involved in atrocities during Ivory Coast post election conflict, while a rocket blast has killed five persons near a political rally outside Abidjan.