Ivory Coast: UN Bills Rioters For Damage

Archives

February 11, 2006: The UN has billed the Ivorian government $3.5 million for damages done to UN facilities during last months riots. The UN believes the government instigated and directed the riots.

February 9, 2006: The U.S. placed travel and financial sanctions on three leaders of the "Young Patriots" movement in Ivory Coast. This group is behind the street violence in government controlled Ivory Coast, and openly back (and apparently take orders from) president Gbagbo.

Meanwhile, in western Ivory Coast, things have quieted down enough for relief organizations have resumed distributing food and other aid.

February 6, 2006: The UN has moved several hundred of its peacekeepers from Liberia to Ivory Coast, in anticipation of more anti-UN riots. The UN has called for more permanent peacekeepers for Ivory Coast, but is having a hard time getting members to donate money and troops.

February 3, 2006: Despite efforts to regulate the "blood diamond" trade, illegal diamond mining in northern Ivory Coast continues, and is a major source of income for the northern rebels. The diamonds are smuggled across the border to Mali, where a network of dealers have well established methods for getting past the diamond industry attempts to stop the sale of "blood diamonds."

 

Article Archive

Ivory Coast: Current 2012 2011 2010 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 


X

ad
0
20

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close