Saturday, July 31, 2004

Cote d'Ivoire: parties sign new deal

Under the terms of the deal on Friday, rebel forces holding the north of the West African country will start disarming by October 15 after political reforms which were first agreed in a January 2003 peace agreement [Linas-Marcoussis Agreement] are implemented by the end of next month.

[...] The statement said Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo had pledged to use his constitutional powers to push through an amendment to an article in the constitution which prevents an opposition leader from running for head of state. (source)

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