oa Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies - Not a miracle after all... Côte d'Ivoire's downfall : flawed civil-military relations and missed opportunities

Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1022-8136
  • E-ISSN: 2224-0020



Long touted as an island of political stability and (relative) economic prosperity in West Africa, since December 24, 1999, Côte d'Ivoire has joined the more common category in the sub-region: praetorian states mired in political uncertainty and unending turbulence. Indeed, on September 19, 2002, it came very close to collapsing altogether, a fate very few would dare to predict only a few weeks earlier.

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