Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire

Population: 20.5 mn.
GDP: 28.3 bn.
Debt: 12.0 bn.

While former President Laurent Gbagbo will be tried at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, his wife Simone will be tried at home. President Alassane Dramane Ouattara is pushing infrastructure development and agriculture reform as his main policy objectives but security is still an issue. 


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  • Vol 55 No 15
  •  25th July 2014

Polls beckon as Hollande flies in

Ouattara hopes the French President’s visit will help his coalition prepare for next year's elections. The main opposition is floundering

  • Vol 55 No 7
  •  4th April 2014

Who will follow Blé Goudé to the Hague?

After ex-President Gbagbo's cheerleader joins him for trial at the ICC, the court's investigations focus on President Ouattara's allies

  • Vol 55 No 4
  •  21st February 2014

The price of peace

Ouattara’s government has been paying Liberian mercenaries to keep a truce, while others are on trial in Monrovia. It is proving a major political headache in Liberia

  • Vol 55 No 2
  •  24th January 2014

Long shadow of 2011

The parties prepare for next year’s elections amid strong economic growth but a disquieting inability to move on from the past

  • Vol 54 No 16
  •  2nd August 2013

Row over exiles

Claims that Ivorian secret agents are targeting pro-Laurent Gbagbo exiles in Ghana raise tensions again between Accra and Abidjan

  • Vol 54 No 12
  •  7th June 2013

Justice may have to wait

The government claims it treats both sides’ atrocities in the recent fighting even-handedly – it may prefer to let the reconciliation process slide

  • Vol 54 No 10
  •  10th May 2013

Com-Zone, come all

The Forces Nouvelles plundered the area they controlled when they were confined to the north of the country, says the latest report by the United Nations Panel of Experts (PoE) on Côte d’Ivoire. Now, they say, the plunder has extended nation-wide and ‘...

  • Vol 54 No 8
  •  12th April 2013

Boycotts and masks

Many independent candidates are standing in the local elections but that doesn’t lessen the main political divide

  • Vol 54 No 8
  •  12th April 2013

Independents in name

In Abidjan’s large suburb of Yopougon, seven of nine candidates are standing as independents, with one candidate from the Parti démocratique de Côte d’Ivoire-Rassemblement démocratique africain and the other from the Rassemblement des républicains. Anothe...

  • Vol 54 No 2
  •  18th January 2013

Blé Goudé arrested

The arrest in Tema port of Ivorian militia leader Charles Blé Goudé on 17 January will do much to improve relations between Ghana’s President John Mahama and Côte d’Ivoire’s President Alassane Ouattara. Intelligence sources said Blé Goudé, who is wante...

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