Ivory Coast

Demonstrators arrive to protest against a request to release former Ivory Coast's president Laurent Gbagbo in front of the Conseil National des Droits de l'Homme on Jan. 14, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. (Sia Kambou/ AFP/Getty Images)

Peacebuilding’s Poster Child Is Losing Its Shine

Ivory Coast is often held up as a post-conflict success. That could all fall apart.

Former war chief of Bouake, lieutenant-colonel Issiaka Ouattara (R), also known as Wattao, flanked by mutineer soldiers, arrives at the deputy prefect's residence in Bouake for talks with the deputy prefect and Defence Minister on January 7, 2017 one day after soldiers rose up and seized control of Ivory Coast's second city. 
Soldiers seized control of Bouake on January 6 in a protest over pay, firing rocket launchers in the streets and terrifying residents, as the government called for calm. The protests in Bouake spread to the central towns of Daloa and Daoukro as well as Korhogo in the north, as angry troops took to the streets demanding salary hikes. 
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The Real Cost of Ivory Coast’s Military Mutiny

Former rebel soldiers took the government hostage because they hadn’t been paid. Could their antics bring down Africa’s highest-flying economy?

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The United States Needs a Post-Election Peace Plan

I study fractured societies from post-war Côte d’Ivoire to post-Arab Spring Tunisia. Here’s how the next president can heal a divided electorate.

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