n African Renaissance - The Ivorian Civil War : between internal grievance and external intrusion

Volume 1, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


Since the outbreak of the Ivorian crisis, there has been a plethora of words written by journalists, analysts and researchers about the attempted coup d'état-turned-civil war. In much the same way as the civil war has divided the country into two sides, the intelligentsia has also been divided. For amongst the avalanche of publications dealing with the issue, one can easily classify them into two categories : the pro-government authors, and the anti-government ones. The former tend to look for the real causes in foreign intervention and by and large attempt to deny any internal factor. The latter look at it the other way round. This article will attempt to reconcile the two views.

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