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Côte d'Ivoire

16 June 2006

IRIN (UN News)

ABIDJAN — Disarmament of pro-government militias in western Cote d'Ivoire failed to start as planned on Friday after some 2,000 fighters, due to hand over their weapons, failed to show up for the special ceremony. The fighters, belonging to three pro-government militia groups, are scheduled to disband and turn in their guns at the local court in the western town of Guiglo, some 500 km northwest of the main city Abidjan, said Honorine Kouman of the National Programme... (

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