Monday, March 01, 2004

Cote d'Ivoire: rebels "postpone" disarmament

Read the entire article if you can ...
... rebel leader Guillaume Soro made clear on Thursday that his fighters would only hand in their guns if they were satisfied that the 2005 elections would be free and fair.

“The disarmament of our combatants is conditional on free and transparent elections,” he told reporters in the Malian capital Bamako following talks with President Amadou Toumani Toure.
UN peackeeping mission slated to start on April 4 (more here)