After some thirty years of stability under the leadership of President Houphouet-Boigny following its 1960 Independence, the Ivory Coast descended into a series of coups, civil war and increasing tensions manipulated along ethnic lines. The latest of which began following disputed Presidential elections in late-2010. Several weeks of battles left thousands dead and eventually led to the capture of President Laurent Gbagbo, after intense aerial bombing of his positions by the UN and French Licorne forces. Opposition leader, Alassane Ouattara was later sworn in as President, vowing to create a Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as sporadic violence and abuses continued.

Conflict profile

Explore our guide to the conflict in Ivory Coast. Includes a general overview, timeline, guide to key people and resources. Read more »

Stories from Ivory Coast

Peacebuilding organisations in Ivory Coast

Below are listed peacebuilding and conflict resolution organisations active in Ivory Coast. Just click on a group’s name for further information.