Ivory Coast Aims to Forge Unity with new Truth Commission


UN Peacekeeper in Ivory Coast (Photo: Ivory Coast)

Ivory Coast is due to swear in its Truth, Reconciliation and Dialogue Commission, aimed at forging unity after deadly violence that followed last year's disputed elections.

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About 3,000 people were killed and 500,000 displaced in the unrest. The commission is headed by former Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny.

The 11-member body includes religious leaders, regional representatives and Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba to speak for Ivorians living abroad.

Host Marco Werman talks to the BBC's correspondent in Abidjan, John James, about its work and who, if anyone, will get criminal immunity.