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Ivorian peace deal falters

Ivory Coast’s former rebels are suspending their participation in a power-sharing government formed to end the civil war. They accuse President Laurent Gbagbo of failing to stick to the peace agreement and warn that there is a possibility of new fighting breaking out. The former rebels joined the power-sharing government in April under a settlement brokered by former colonial power France. They said they would recall their ministers to their stronghold, the central city of Bouake and suspend their participation in a disarmament programme. However, United Nations special representative to Ivory Coast Albert Tevoedjre says he will talk to all parties to try to save the peace process. Full Story

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