Côte d’Ivoire, the difficult path to Reconciliation

Peace in Côte d’Ivoire will be difficult to consolidate without progress in the reconciliation process. Improvements in social cohesion remain blocked by grievances over the access to land – an issue that president Alassane Ouattara promised to address upon his reelection in October 2015. Steps should also be taken to prevent the reconciliation process from being perceived as driven by victor’s justice – by those who won the war, exclusively targeting those who lost, that is Gbagbo and his followers.

Crédit photo : Le Gri-Gri international