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Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire): Federal Research Study with Comprehensive Information, History, and Analysis - Abidjan, Ivorian Military, Government and Politics, Economy, Population, Social Issues

Federal Research Study with Comprehensive Information, History, and Analysis - Abidjan, Ivorian Military, Government and Politics, Economy, Population, Social Issues

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Comprehensive and unique information with professional analysis of the Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire): Ivorian politics, government and history, economic, social, military, and national security systems and institutions, population, geography, and much more - written by the experts at the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. This Country Study and Country Profile is an exceptional review of the Ivory Coast and its history.

Books in the Country Studies series describe and analyze "political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examin[e] the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. The authors seek to provide a basic understanding of the observed society, striving for a dynamic rather than a static portrayal. Particular attention is devoted to the people who make up the society, their origins, dominant beliefs and values, their common interests and the issues on which they are divided, the nature and extent of their involvement with national institutions, and their attitudes toward each other and toward their social system and political order."

Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) is a developing country on the western coast of Africa. The official capital is Yamoussoukro, but Abidjan is the largest city, the main commercial center, and the location of the Ivorian government and the U.S. Embassy. Cote d’Ivoire is a republic whose constitution provides for separate branches of government under a strong president.

The country has experienced continued, periodic episodes of political unrest and violence since 2002, when a failed coup attempt evolved into an armed rebellion that split the country in two. Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and New Forces leader Guillaume Soro signed the Ouagadougou Political Agreement (OPA) in March 2007, and a new government was formed with Soro as Prime Minister. Implementing the accord has been slow and although the political situation has improved, it still has not returned to normal.

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