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Ivory Coast and instability in West Africa :
roots of the post-election crisis 2010-2011

by Marc Mémier, researcher-stagiaire
and Michel Luntumbue, researcher at GRIP

31 January 2012


The conflict in Ivory Coast after the Ivorian presidential election of November 28, 2010 is not a new or surprising phenomenon. It follows a decade of crisis which finds its origin in various internal causes, crystallized around the concept of “ivority”. Moreover, these internal tensions were exacerbated by an unstable regional context. This study on the origins of the Ivorian conflict is complemented by a report on the impacts of the Ivorian crisis.

Key words : Ivory Coast, Côte d’Ivoire, instability, West Africa, elections, ivority, Ivorian crisis.
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