Massacres, Sexual Violence and Crimes Against Children Detailed in New UN Report on Syria

A panel of experts from the UN Hunan Rights Council dispatched to investigate human rights abuses in Syria issued a very disturbing report yesterday. Mass atrocities, sexual violence, crimes against children and extra-judicial killings are described in chilling detail. Among the most high profile points of inquiry was the May 25 massacre of civilians in the Syrian town of Houla.

“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.

Cote d’Ivoire: From Protracted Crisis to Fast-Moving Conflict

Observers of the conflict in Côte d'Ivoire have been looking on with nervous anticipation as Laurent Gbagbo, the incumbent president who refuses to cede power, schemed and pulled every string to hang on to the presidency. The past week has seen the conflict escalate, as the situation is rapidly deteriorating.