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Vol 55 No 25

Published 19th December 2014

Côte d'Ivoire

Uneasy peace on the border

The volatile frontier between the two countries is far from calm. A defecting guerrilla warns of possible trouble ahead

United Nations' investigators have warned the UN Security Council that Ivorian and Liberian fighters opposed to Côte d'Ivoire's President Alassane Dramane Ouattara are likely to multiply in the run-up to his country's elections next October. They could also cause serious tension between the two neighbours. There were lethal attacks in February and May, centred on the Ivorian villages of Fete and Grabo in Bas-Sassandra District.

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