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13 December 2017 21:08 (South Africa)

Factions rearming in ever-more divided Ivory Coast

The UN says parties in Ivory Coast's 2002 civil war are rearming in defiance of an arms embargo. It says the rebel-held north and the government-controlled south are stockpiling weapons a month ahead of a presidential election. Despite being ruled by a power-sharing government since 2007, the UN says neighbouring Burkina Faso is providing weapons and ammunition to the rebels. The UN Security Council is due to renew its arms embargo on Ivory Coast this week. Like many nations in the region, the country is split along ethnic and religious lines. Before an October 1995 presidential election, the national assembly approved an electoral code which barred candidates if either of their parents were foreign nationals.

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