Libya: joint declaration of France, Germany and Italy

In light of the growing risks of a deterioration of the situation in Libya and regional escalation, France, Germany and Italy call on all Libyan parties to immediately and unconditionally cease fighting and to suspend the ongoing military build-up throughout the Country. They also urge foreign actors to end all interference and to fully respect […]

Libya: polls between March and April – UN Envoy

Presidential elections in Libya will not happen on December 10. UN Special Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salamé, said a spike in violence had forced a postponement of the election date. In an interview before the Palermo conference, Salame said

Leaked French documents show Ivory Coast strategy

With Cote d’Ivoire’s defiant Laurent Gbagbo surrounded after French and UN military action in Abidjan’s Cocody neighborhood, internal French government documents obtained by Inner City Press and published exclusively today (8 April 2011) paint a picture of France’s communications with the UN Mission UNOCI, its analysis of the politics of Guillaume Soro, Liberia and the Malian press, even its recycling of a French diplomat arrested in New York as France’s new general consul in San Francisco.

"France tries to attack Cote d'Ivoire"-ambassador

An Ivorian ambassador in Catania today stressed the bad role played by France in the Ivory Coast post elections crisis.