17 February 2012

Cote d'Ivoire: Interpol Headquarters to Be Reopened in Abidjan


Displaced in late March last year as a result of the political crisis, the West Africa branch of the International Criminal Police Organization a.k.a Interpol is to be reopened in Abidjan.

The information was reported by Le Nouveau Reveil (p.2) which noted that police officers from the sub-region gathered yesterday in Abidjan to discuss the issue. Tasked with curbing transnational crime, the organization is to face challenges related to international terrorism, cyber crime and arms proliferation in the West African region according to the Ivorian chief of police staff General Bredou Mbia. The newly-built premise to house the organization will be handed over by the end of the month, according to General Mbia.

With more on security issue, Le Nouveau Courrier (p. 4) noted that at least four people lost their lives in the western town of Kouibly where deadly clashes opposed local inhabitants and settlers yesterday.

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