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Ivory Coast News
The Ivorian government is trying to boost the country’s cocoa production.
But in order to achieve this goal, the government says it is trying to stop the problem of smuggling.
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the Ivory Coast, Bert Koenders, has presented electoral materials to the Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).
The freeing of eight former members and supporters of the ousted regime of Laurent Gbagbo has been generating discussions in the Ivory Coast since the weekend.
But what does that signal? The eight freed were in a group of nine who were being investigated by the ruling authorities.
The African Union (AU) has approved a US$100,000 donation to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to help rehabilitate internally displaced people 9IDPs) affected by the post-election violence in Ivory Coast earlier this year.
Ivory Coast is trying to slowly recover from the devastating effects of the post election violence.One of the areas reeling from the effects of the armed conflict is trade and investment.
More than six months after Ivory Coast post election violence ended, the humanitarian situation in the country still remains serious, something worrying many.
The UN refugee agency, UNHCR says it has begun voluntary repatriation of Ivorian refugees from Liberia, for the first time, since thousands of Ivorians fled into Liberia nearly one year ago.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in collaboration with the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) has facilitated the first voluntary repatriation to Côte d' Ivoire.
Experts from countries in the Mano River Union are currently meeting in the Ivorian commercial capital, Abidjan to discuss road infrastructures and trade among the four MRU member states.
The chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Luis Moreno-Ocampo is in the Ivory Coast to investigate the country's post-election violence.