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Ivorian rebels return to cabinet

Rebels have ended their boycott of Ivory Coast’s power-sharing government. An AFP journalist saw five of the eight rebel ministers, accompanied by Prime Minister Seydou Diarra, arrive under heavy security for a cabinet meeting. Ivory Coast has been divided between the rebel-held north and the government-controlled south since the insurgency began in September 2002. Rebels pulled out in September, accusing the president of failing to implement a French-brokered peace deal. The leader of the New Forces rebels and Communications Minister Guillaume Soro is expected to take rejoin the cabinet on Wednesday, AFP reports. Full Story

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