n Conflict Trends - Understanding the conflict in Côte d'Ivoire - : commentary

Volume 2005, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Once again the armed conflict in Côte d'Ivoire has gained international attention and this time round the international community of states are promising tougher actions against the belligerent forces including the government of President Laurent Gbagbo unless they comply with demands for an end to the violence in the West African state. The conflict in Côte d'Ivoire started as an army mutiny on 19 September 2002 but it has since degenerated into an armed conflict engulfing the entire country, dividing it into the so-called Muslim North and Christian South.

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