First ICC trial for a former head of state
7 peacekeepers were killed last week. This is a particularly difficult part of the region to monitor and secure, but the willingness of Ivorian and Liberian officials to pay more than lip service to the security concerns in the region is critical to the long-term sustainability of peace.
“Faire accoucher la vérité par la seule force du dialogue”: la Commission dialogue, vérité et réconciliation débute son travail en Côte d’Ivoire
Lors d’une cérémonie sobre à Yamoussokro, la capitale politique de la Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara a intronisé la nouvelle Commission pour le Dialogue, la Vérité et la Réconciliation, dont le mandat est de “panser les plaies” de la population ivoirienne, pour que le pays puisse avancer sereinement et en paix.
The Council of Foreign Relations and the Africa-America Institute hosted a discussion with Côte d’Ivoire president Alassane Ouattara and Sierra Leone president Ernest Koroma. UN Dispatch brings you some of the highlights of this intimate event.
C’est un premier pas pour la justice en Côte d’Ivoire: Laurent et Simone Gbagbo ont été inculpés hier par le procureur de la République d’Abidjan. L’inculpation porte sur les “crimes économiques” commis par l’ancien président et sa femme.
Iraq: The SG met with Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki in Baghdad today as well as Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani to review the ongoing security crisis. The SG congratulated Fouad Massoum on his election as Iraq’s new President and remarked that a new government “will strengthen the unity of the country, fight effectively against terrorism and ISIS, as well as uproot the seeds of sectarianism and division.”
SG: The SG met with Israeli President Peres in Jerusalem today to encourage dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians. Speaking to the press with President Peres, he again underlined the need to stop violence and begin dialogue that addresses the root causes of the conflict.
SG: The SG briefed the SC today from Ramallah where he reiterated his message from today’s earlier press conference in Tel Aviv with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to: “Stop fighting. Start talking. And take on the root causes of the conflict.” The SG will continue travelling this week to Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
SG: The SG arrived in Cairo today where he will meet with the Foreign Minister, President el-Sisi and US Secretary of State Kerry to promote the Egypt-initiated ceasefire in the Middle East. Spokesman Dujarric told reporters today that “the overriding messages that [the SG] brings is, first, that the violence must stop, and needs to stop now.”