Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Cote d'Ivoire: advance party of UN peacekeepers arrive

The New Forces (rebels) and a couple of political parties are still out of the coalition government following the government's violent reaction to last week's demonstration. Don't know when/if they're going back ... and now an advance party of UN peacekeepers has arrived in the country.
An advance party of 30 military officers and five United Nations civilian police officers arrived today in Côte d'Ivoire from neighbouring Ghana, where they were in training for the full peacekeeping mission that is scheduled to be launched on 4 April.