Historical Dictionary of Cote d'Ivoire (The Ivory Coast)
Côte d’Ivoire remains one of the most intriguing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It appeared well on its way to becoming a model of development under its single political party and charismatic founding father, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, when it fell on hard economic times in the 1980s. Poor management of the socio-economic challenges by Houphouët-Boigny’s successors produced disastrous political consequences, including unprecedented political violence, the first-ever successful military coup, and two civil wars, culminating in former President Laurent Gbagbo being sent to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to stand trial for war crimes.
This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Cote d'Ivoire (The Ivory Coast) contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Cote d'Ivoire.
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administration African Afrique agriculture Akan Alassane Ouattara Anyi appointed April arrested Assemblée Nationale August Baule became Bété Bouaké Burkina Faso civil cocoa colonial Côte d’Ivoire Côte d’Ivoire PDCI Coulibaly Council country’s coup d’Ivoire’s December Démocratique de Côte deputy Development Développement Dyula École economic ECOWAS ethnic export February Félix Houphouët-Boigny forces France French Ghana governor Grand Bassam Guillaume Soro Henri Konan Bédié Houphouët independence Institut Ivoirian Ivory Coast January July June Konan Banny Korhogo l’Afrique l’Ouest Lagoon Laurent Gbagbo leaders Liberia Mali March ment military November October organization ORSTOM Paris Parti Démocratique PDCI peacekeepers percent political population President Alassane Ouattara President Félix Houphouët-Boigny President Gbagbo presidential election prime minister production Rassemblement rebels region Républicains Robert Guéï San Pédro secretary sector Senufo September served social Société tion tons Touré trade Union University of Abidjan village West Africa Yamoussoukro