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Ivorian premier to relaunch controversial ID scheme

An identification scheme to prepare for long-delayed elections in war-divided Ivory Coast will resume this month, the prime minister’s office said, after a previous attempt was violently opposed. The scheme aims to deliver identity papers to an estimated 3.5 million people born but never registered in the West African state, enabling eligible Ivorians to vote in polls seen as key to ending four years of low-level conflict. Full Story

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