Ivory Coast: March 15, 2004


Three projects aimed at disarming and demobilizing thousands of former fighters (including child soldiers) were launched by the Government and UN over the last week.

Meanwhile, the $304 million UN Security Council decision to send more than 6,000 peacekeepers in by the beginning of April hit a slight snag. The Angolan contingent (ever sensitive to revolutionaries) has yet to work out to their satisfaction a plan so that neither government or rebels benefit from their deployment. - Adam Geibel


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