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


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.

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