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Militia disarmament starts in Ivory Coast

Pro-government militia fighters in western Ivory Coast began laying down arms on Wednesday, the first step of a delayed nationwide disarmament program in this war-divided West African nation. About 109 combatants in the western town of Guiglo handed over weapons to a South African mediating team, which is overseeing the disarmament of an estimated 2,000 fighters by Aug. 6, said South African Capt. Immanuel Canchibato. Full Story

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