View on Africa: Côte d'Ivoire: which challenges remain in the peacebuilding process?

2015-07-08

The issue

On 30 June 2015, the government of Côte d’Ivoire announced the end of the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) process, one of the key components of its post-conflict reconstruction strategy. According to the government, 85% of former combatants have been successfully disarmed and reintegrated into society.

While this might be good news, particularly since Côte d’Ivoire is preparing for a major presidential election in October, was the declaration perhaps premature? Also, many former combatants might have been left out in the process, and could be become a potential threat to the peacebuilding project.

Key points

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