Political and Socio-Economic Ramifications of the Armed Conflict in Côte d'Ivoire 2002-2011





Armed Conflict, Côte d'Ivoire, ECOWAS, Ramifications, Socio-Political


This article analyses the political, social, and economic factors that contributed to the Ivorian crisis-armed conflict and the ramifications of the conflict from 2002-2011 on Ivorians. It applies Adam Przeworski's eclectic political theory as the analytical framework. The study utilized a qualitative research design and data was obtained from key informants from the following three regions: Abidjan, Bouake, and Odienne. Varied participants were purposively selected and interviewed from various areas: academia, and Foreign Service including diplomats, politicians, civil servants, teachers, traders, university students, and refugees ensuring diverse perspectives. The findings revealed that the armed conflict affected the political, religious/cultural, social, and economic lives and the cohesion of the Ivorian people. Also, the armed conflict retarded the progress of the country and created a sense of distrust, disunity, and discrimination. The conflict hurt the health of the Ivorians, especially HIV/AIDS patients and the entire people's access to health facilities.


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Yaro, D. S., & Kipo-Sunyehzi, D. D. (2024). Political and Socio-Economic Ramifications of the Armed Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire 2002-2011. African Journal of Empirical Research, 5(1), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.51867/ajernet.5.1.1