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COTE D IVOIRE: Village attacks leave 11 dead

ABIDJAN, 7 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Eleven people were shot or hacked to death when unidentified assailants attacked a village in the volatile cocoa-growing western region of war-torn Cote d’Ivoire, hospital and police officials said on Tuesday.Full report

SOMALIA: Violent protests against Prophet Muhammad cartoons

GAROWE, 7 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - One person was killed and three others injured in Bosasso, capital of the self-declared autonomous Somali region of Puntland, when thousands of Muslims protested against the publication in Denmark of controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Full report

UGANDA: LRA's Joseph Kony now in DRC, says military

KAMPALA, 7 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - The leader of the Ugandan rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Joseph Kony, has crossed over to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from his hideout in southern Sudan, the Ugandan military has said. Full report

CHAD-SUDAN: Mounting Darfur violence threatens talks, AU warns

ABUJA, 6 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Mounting violence in Sudan’s Darfur region is undermining talks taking place in the Nigerian capital to end the three-year conflict, according to the African Union (AU).Full report

GUINEA-BISSAU: Dispute over pay threatens school year

BISSAU, 6 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Teachers in the tiny West African state of Guinea-Bissau have suspended a strike over arrears, but students who began the year weeks late due to a cholera epidemic fear the lingering dispute may nullify the academic year.Full report

COTE D IVOIRE: Security Council bolsters troubled peacekeeping force

NEW YORK , 6 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - The United Nations Security Council on Monday agreed to send a company of peacekeeping troops from the UN mission in Liberia to war-torn neighbour Cote d’Ivoire after a spate of anti-UN violence.Full report

COMOROS: AU pre-election mission reports back

JOHANNESBURG, 6 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - As the Comoros prepare for upcoming elections that will test their new power-sharing arrangement, South Africa is gearing up to do its part in ensuring the April elections are free and fair. Full report

UGANDA: UNICEF calls for renewed effort to end suffering in the north

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KAMPALA, 6 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - There is a need for new ideas and a fresh resolve to end the suffering of children in northern Uganda, a top official of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said. Full report

SOMALIA: Six killed in clash over land in Somaliland

HARGEYSA, 6 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - At least six people were killed and more than 30 injured when rival Somali clans clashed over land on the outskirts of Hargeysa, the capital of the self-declared republic of Somaliland. Full report

COTE D IVOIRE: Enough is enough – it’s time for sanctions say some Ivorians

ABIDJAN, 3 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - As the United Nations debates whether to impose sanctions on individuals seen as blocking peace in Cote d’Ivoire, some residents of the main city Abidjan wonder why the move is taking so long and wish the UN would act quickly – and severely. Full report


Year in Brief and Review on Peace Security

SOMALIA: Year in brief 2005 – A chronology of key events

SOMALIA: Year in Review 2005: Still waiting for change

IRIN Special Reports on Peace Security

LIBERIA: A chronology of 25 years of conflict and turmoil

DRC: Crisis in Katanga ignored

IRIN Focuses & Interviews on Peace Security

GHANA: Why is the north blighted by chieftaincy disputes?

BURUNDI-RWANDA: Tension increases in ongoing land dispute

NIGERIA: Oil-rich Niger Delta faces “shocking” new wave of violence

DRC: UN investigations into allegations of sexual offences by peacekeepers

Related Internet Links

Sudan Information Gateway website

Southern African Regional Poverty Network (SARPN)

WFP - Africa Hunger Alert

UN Economic Commission for Africa

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