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Ivory Coast News
The sub-regional bloc, ECOWAS has stepped in a relatively big way to help ease the hardships faced by tens of thousands of Ivorians made Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the aftermath of the bloody post elections violence.
--As they continue West Africa tour
The 15 members of the UN Security Council are continuing their West African tour, with visits to Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone.
On Saturday, the UN Security Council member were in Liberia as part of its assessment mission to the sub-region, where they had praises for the post-war nation and its leader, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
The 15 Members of the United Nations Security Council are expected to begin a week-long tour of the West African sub-region beginning this Friday, a UN statement said.
--2 million may not access health care
By Suy Kahofi/WADR Abidjan Correspondent
Lack of adequate funding is undermining the implementation of humanitarian programmes in the Ivory Coast, said the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in this West African country.
The Independent Electoral Committee, (IEC) of the Ivory Coast is dissatisfied with polls it had the responsibility to organize to take the country out of a political deadlock.
Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has declared that his government would bring to justice perpetrators of the Duekoue massacre and other atrocities during the country’s armed conflict.
President Alassane Ouattara of the Ivory Coast ends his visit to the Western region considered to be the volatile,, with a plea for national unity and reconciliation.
More than a million people are said to be affected by the diabetes disease in the Ivory Coast.
Ivorian health authorities say more than 1,500 new cases of the disease are detected every year.
Ivory Coast Cashew nut farmers are experiencing tough times, with a drop in prices of their crop.
The country is the largest producer of cashew in Africa.
Former French Ambassador to the Ivory Coast Jean-Marc Simon, has admitted that French troops assisted rebel forces to attack former president Laurent Gbagbo's residence one year ago on April 11, 2011.