African Union calls for immediate arms embargo in Cote d'Ivoire

[JURIST] African Union leaders meeting in Nigeria Sunday called for an immediate UN arms embargo against the warring government and rebels in Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). The current UN Security Council embargo proposal, scheduled for a vote on Monday, imposes sanctions on the parties beginning on December 10. But summit leaders have requested prompt action to dissuade further violence between the two sides, and a potential all-out war in West Africa. Summit members have also instructed the African Union Peace and Security Council to hold a summit on Cote d'Ivoire within three weeks. Reuters has more.

 

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