Cote d’Ivoire: Row erupts over ID cards in new blow to peace
ABIDJAN, 11 August 2006 (IRIN) –
A dispute this week over plans to hand out ID cards to millions of undocumented residents of war-divided Cote d’Ivoire threatens to further disrupt the country’s faltering peace process. With more than one out of five Ivorians without identification papers, a nationwide scheme is currently underway to determine who among Cote d’Ivoire’s 16 million people has Ivorian nationality and thus voting privileges in peace-sealing elections that have been scheduled for 31 October.
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