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Disarmament slips down agenda in rebel Ivory Coast

Foreign mediators are piling pressure on armed factions in divided Ivory Coast to disarm in time for October elections, but rebels holding the north show no sign of laying down their guns. A new cultural center in the northern town of Korhogo and fresh coats of paint on the town’s administrative buildings also suggest the rebels in charge are in no hurry to leave. Foreign mediators helping to oversee the implementation of a peace process to reunite the country and stage elections by October 31 repeated their call for disarmament at a meeting in the government-controlled economic capital Abidjan on Friday. Full Story

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