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Vol 45 No 8

Published 16th April 2004

Côte d'Ivoire

Between the wars

The United Nations military mission got off to an inauspicious start on 4 April with no new troops, no functioning government to support and no sign of disarmament. The two sides in the conflict are more divided than ever; the rebels now talk seriously of secession and Guillaume Soro, Secretary General of the main rebel Mouvement Patriotique de la Côte d'Ivoire, has announced plans to pay their forces a regular wage.

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