World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Côte d'Ivoire: UN trains local officers in airport

Côte d'Ivoire: UN police train local officers in airport safety

United Nations police have trained nearly 300 Ivorian agents in airport safety, the world body's peacekeeping mission in Côte d'Ivoire (ONUCI) announced.

After being taught to protect international civil aviation against illicit actions and to ensure the safety of passengers, crews, ground personnel and the public, 279 Ivorian gendarmes and police officers received diplomas in Abidjan on Thursday marking their graduation from a training course in airport safety conducted by the ONUCI police force.

In a separate development, the mission announced that its radio station – ONUCI FM – can now be heard in the Bandama region.

ONUCI FM, which provides general information, was created by the mission to promote peace and national reconciliation. Since 15 August 2004, it has been broadcasting news and feature programmes on politics, economics and culture in French. Broadcasts in national languages will be launched soon.

ONUCI FM's team currently comprises about 30 journalists and technicians and 10 correspondents in main Ivorian towns.

Côte d'Ivoire was divided into a Government-ruled south and rebel-held north after the failure of an attempted coup against President Laurent Gbagbo in September 2002 triggered a civil war. ONUCI troops and the UN-authorized French Licorne forces have been guarding the so-called Zone of Confidence separating the two areas.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

North Korea: NZ Denounces Missile Test

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has denounced North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test. The test, which took place this morning, is North Korea’s third test flight of an inter-continental ballistic missile. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: Zimbabwe - Meet The New Bosses

At 75, Mnangagwa is not exactly what you’d call a new broom. As many observers have pointed out, his track record has been one of unswerving dedication to Mugabe ever since the days of anti-colonial insurgency... To these guys, things had to change in Zimbabwe, so that things could remain the same. More>>

ALSO: