Cote d’Ivoire: Ex-President Gbagbo’s Return and the Dilemma of Reconciliation

Former President Laurent Gbagbo – 76 years old – returned to Cote d’Ivoire on 17 June after the International Criminal Court acquitted him on charges relating to the 2011 post-election violence. Some analysts are wondering whether his return will clear the way for a long-lasting reconciliation. Two main opposing trends, however, were observed among Ivorians upon his return. The following report highlights the trends within supporters of the ruling Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP) and the opposition.

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Cote d’Ivoire: Highlights of Reporting on Major Developments – 28 April 2021

The following is a summary of major developments in Cote d’Ivoire as reported in Ivoirian traditional media on 28 April. The report focused on a profile of Defense Minister Tene Birahima Ouattara, updates on the COVID-19 situation, and reasons behind jihadist attacks in the north. The report contained editorial notes aimed at providing context to the major pieces of information.

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Cote d’Ivoire: Highlights of Reporting on Major Developments 25-26 April 2021

The following is a summary of major developments in Cote d’Ivoire as reported in Ivoirian traditional and social media on 25 and 26 April. The report focused on the visits of the Prime Minister to Muslim and Catholic leaders, rumors of the alleged launch of a new bank note by the Central bank, and investigations following a recent attack on a military base in Abidjan. The report also focused on social media discourse on alleged new bank note and contained editorial notes aimed at providing context to the major pieces of information.

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