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AMSTERDAM, January 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Faites l' Amour pas La Guerre: Light-hearted Campaign by the Amsterdam Condom Specialty Shop Condomerie to Help to Reduce Tension and the Threat of War in the Ivory Coast. On February 1, the Condomerie will ship two thousand 'little blue helmets' from Amsterdam to its non-profit partner 'Sape Moderne' in the Ivory Coast.
By Peter Murphy ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The United Nations on Thursday urged Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and his opponents to use talks set for next week to untangle the political deadlock which is obstructing elections in the war-divided country.
By Peter Murphy BOUAKE, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - Rebels holding the north of Ivory Coast said on Tuesday they would not accept President Laurent Gbagbo remaining in power after an October 31 deadline for holding elections in the West African state.
By Loucoumane Coulibaly ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has said he wants to hold long-delayed elections by the end of the year but insisted he will stay in office in the war-divided nation until they take place.
By Peter Murphy YAMOUSSOUKRO (Reuters) - War-divided Ivory Coast's government and rebels, under pressure from African leaders and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, agreed on deadlines on Wednesday to meet a timetable for elections by end-October.
By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Ivory Coast is making progress toward a return to peace and stability three years after a civil war but its economy remains in shambles and poverty is on the rise, a U.N. official said on Thursday. "As of today we have seen good political development.
By Peter Murphy ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Heading to class, law student Jacques Koffi makes his morning stop at a roadside news stand to cast an eye over the front pages of Ivory Coast's papers -- a barometer of tension in the war-divided country.
By Loucoumane Coulibaly YAMOUSSOUKRO (Reuters) - Ivory Coast rebels held their first talks in eight months with army chiefs of staff on Saturday, reopening the door to disarmament negotiations to reunite the war-divided West African country.
By Peter Murphy ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's rebel leader Guillaume Soro returned to the main city Abidjan on Tuesday to join a new transitional government aiming to reunite the country, split by a 2002-03 civil war.
By Loucoumane Coulibaly ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's president has signed a decree allowing the extradition to France of Youssef Fofana, the suspected leader of a gang that tortured and killed a Jewish man near Paris, the justice minister said on Friday.
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