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Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire

Population: 31.98m
GDP: $86.91bn
Debt: 57.7% of GDP (2024)

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Bringing peace to the military

Gbagbo’s party has all but collapsed but an unruly coalition of poorly disciplined soldiers is a serious challenge

Laurent Koudou Gbagbo’s previously ruling Front Populaire Ivoirien (FPI) has quickly followed its master into obscurity and irrelevance since he was ousted on 11 April. The same ca...

100 days of ADO

Fêted in Washington and Paris, Ouattara faces tough questions about stability and politics at home

Security jitters and financial worries have haunted President Alassane Dramane Ouattara’s first 100 days, suggesting he is yet to entrench himself in office after a bloody six-mont...

Cocoa holds the key

President Ouattara needs to stop the smuggling and bring the soldiers under control

After his grand inauguration at Yamoussoukro on 21 May and pronouncements on the need for Ivorians to reconcile and rebuild the country, one of new President Alassane Dramane Ouatt...

Stabilisation now, reconciliation later

Ouattara is a strong Western ally but his national skills are more of an unknown quantity as he tries to reconcile his own fractious forces as well as Gbagbo’s loyalists. With Gbagbo confined in the north under UN guard and his forces demoralised or captured, the new president has signalled his seriousness by not allowing his staff any time off, despite having spent four months trapped in the Golf Hotel.

ADO's woes The difficulties facing President Alassane Dramane Ouattara (‘ADO’) in reconciling former enemies emerged again in the 6 May inauguration ceremony. In his acceptance s...

Coulibaly: Death of a rebel

The death of Ibrahim Coulibaly (‘IB’), a former commander with the Forces Nouvelles, points to the difficulties of establishing a new security order in Côte d’Ivoire. IB died in a ...

A resolution in Abidjan

The military ousting of Gbagbo will have repercussions across Africa

The armed eviction of Laurent Gbagbo from the Ivorian presidency by a coalition of opposition, United Nations and French forces together with the organisation of national elections...

Guns, votes and cocoa

Laurent Gbagbo’s military position is weakening as business friends help him to break his rival’s ban on cocoa exports

Trade sources in Moscow and London report that business allies of Laurent Gbagbo have begun exporting cocoa out of the port of San Pedro in defiance of President-elect Alassane Dra...

Peering into the abyss

Armed supporters of Ouattara, the internationally recognised winner of 2010’s election, take on forces and militia loyal to Laurent Gbagbo

The United Nations, which supervised and certified last year’s vote, now warns of a return to civil war. After its consultations failed to make progress, the African Union is e...

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