Since this was an issue of interest here some time ago, I thought I'd
share a headline from this week's Jane's Defence. ECOWAS was a
peacekeeping force agreed to by the Yamossoukro government and the
rebels. The rebels have since broken the ceasefire.

Monitoring force for Cote d'Ivoire encounters difficulties
 A number of problems, including the lack of a force commander and a
failure to reach  troop levels, are undermining the full deployment of
the projected 1,500-strong  Economic Community of West African States
(ECOWAS) force to Cote d'Ivoire,  ECOWAS officials have told Jane's
Defence Weekly.

--
Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

“Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he
will pick himself up and continue on” – Winston Churchill

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