Cote D’Ivoire’s Civil War and the Impact on West African Sub-Region Peace and Security

Oluwasanmi Busuyi Victor, Taiwo Emmanuel Olalekan


This paper examines the causes of civil war in Cote d’Ivoire, investigate the impacts of the civil war on Ivoiriens and foreigners living in the country and investigate the consequences of civil war on the West African Sub-region. The failure of the military coup, discrimination of “real” and “mix” Ivoirite and disenfranchised the Northern in Cote d’Ivoire resulted into a civil war which divided the country into north controlled by the rebels and south controlled by the government. A qualitative research design using Library Research and Semi Structured Interviews were employed. Two hundred and twenty five (225) copies of questionnaires were administered for Nigerians in selected agencies. The second research method used was interview.Through the field survey, the study discovered the diverse causes of the civil war, which included inequality, disenfranchising the North, socioeconomic disparity among the ethnic groups. This paper recommends clearly that there is need to enhance international cooperation on the detection and monitoring of peace and security threats related to nepotism and on prevention, preparedness, mitigation and response capacities.

Keywords: Civil war, disenfranchised, discrimination, immigrants, peace, security etc.

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