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Ivorian rebels host talks

Ivory Coast’s new reconciliation government is meeting for the first time in the rebel stronghold of Bouake. Thousands of people lined the streets in the central city of Bouake to greet members of the government as they arrived. Ivorian Prime Minister Seydou Diarra has said he hopes the visit will be a sign of reconciliation, following a ceasefire between the army and rebel forces. And is the latest move towards healing splits from an armed rebellion last September. The meeting was scheduled for Tuesday but delayed due to security fears by some government ministers unable to disguise their unease at flying into rebel territory. The MPCI rebels, who are yet to disarm, now prefer to be called the new forces. Full Story

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