LIBERIA - IVORY COAST
Latest update 28/02/2013
Ivory Coast searches for reconciliation
The arrest of former president Laurent Gbagbo on April 11 marked the start of a new era for Ivory Coast. Following years of political crisis, the November 2010 presidential election divided the country even further, and the ensuing months of violent clashes between Gbagbo supporters and those loyal to internationally recognised President Alassane Ouattara have devastated the country. As the violence subsides, Ouattara now faces the daunting task of convincing Ivorians that he can be the guarantor of peace and reconciliation for a newly united nation.