Political Crisis in Cote d'Ivoire

from  Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters

Oct 5, 2020


 Cote d'Ivoire president Alassane Ouattara is seeking a constitutionally dubious third term in office in elections scheduled for October 31. Opposition supporters have taken to the streets, and several people have been killed in clashes. Cote d'Ivoire has a history of election-related violence and a chaotic situation in the run-up to these elections suggests that the country may erupt in violent conflict.  Mohammad Diatta, a researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, explains the high-ris...more

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