Ivory Coast 2007

Ivory Coast 2007

Africa
Yearbook 2007 Ivory Coast. At the beginning of the year, the situation in the conflict that split the Ivory Coast since 2002 seemed completely locked. Even more surprising was the news in March that the government and the rebels from the north had made peace after mediating the government in neighboring Burkina Faso. Former rebel leader Guillaume Soro was appointed prime minister and formed a broad unity government. Amnesty was declared retroactive for war crimes, including rape. Only financial crimes were exempted. In April, dismantling of the buffer zone that divided the country began in the middle. UN troops and French soldiers patrolling the zone began moving away and a joint government and rebel force was stationed in the area. Human rights groups raised alarms that the number of civilian…
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