Ernest Bai Koroma, president of Sierra Leone, and Alassane Ouattara, president of Cote d'Ivoire, discuss the post-conflict growth of their respective countries, as well as their individual involvement in the African Union.
Ernest Bai Koroma, president of Sierra Leone, and Alassane Ouattara, president of Côted'Ivoire, discuss the post-conflict growth of their respective countries, as well as their individual involvement in the African Union.
In looking at the successful resolution of the political standoff in Côte d'Ivoire, most commentators have focused on the role of France and the UN.
CFR senior fellows Jendayi Frazer and John Campbell discuss the implications regarding the recent capture of former Ivorian President Gbagbo.
Conflict in Ivory Coast appears to be nearing a head, with internationally recognized presidential winner Alassane Ouattara poised to triumph. But CFR's Jendayi Frazer notes that inaction by the Security Council is "hypocrisy," particularly in light of its stance on Libya.
John Campbell discusses the election standoff in Ivory Coast.
Jendayi Frazer and Nicolas Berggruen discuss Africa's crisis of governance and argues, "For fundamental reform, Ivory Coast should take a cue from China, not just the West."
John Campbell says credible polls in Ivory Coast were a step in the right direction, but the runoff vote for the presidency will be the true test.
This International Crisis Group report on the political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire provides an overview or recent developments in the peace process and recommendations on how to advance peace in 2009.
After numerous failed peace attempts, Cote d’Ivoire forged a “homegrown” peace agreement this spring, raising questions about the role of international mediators in Africa peace processes.
The Human Rights Watch reports on the continuing political and military crisis in the Côte d'Ivoire. Currently, the country is split between the government-controlled south and a rebel-held north, with the United Nations controlling the zone in between the two factions. Neither the government, the leaders of the rebel New Forces, nor the international community have made any progress to establish accountability for the myriad international human rights violations against civilians between November 2005 to March 2006. Impunity prevails throughout the Côte d'Ivoire as elections approach this Fall.
Protests that left UN and French peacekeeping roops in Ivory Coast under seige have raised questions about a mission that had been cited as an example of a successful intervention.
This meeting is cosponsored with the Africa-America Institute.
Please join the Presidents of Côte d'Ivoire and Sierra Leone as they discuss the challenges of post-conflict governance in Africa.
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Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
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Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
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