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UN urges Ivorian peace

The United Nations Security Council has called on all sides in Ivory Coast’s civil conflict to implement a power-sharing accord reached last month. The deal, brokered by France, aims to end five months of fighting between government and rebel forces. However it was bitterly criticised by many supporters of President Laurent Gbagbo, who said too much power was being given to rebels. The UN also urged the Ivorian Prime Minister, Seydou Elimane Diarra, to continue efforts to establish a balanced and stable government under the agreement. A UN fact-finding team is due to begin a 12-day mission to Ivory Coast on Saturday to assess how the world body may contribute to the peace process. Full Story

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