About Ivory Coast
The Ivory Coast experienced political stability from its independence in 1960 until 1990. This contributed to peace and social cohesion.
However, since the introduction of the multiparty system, the country has experienced a series of events that have undermined the stability. In 1999 there was a military coup, and in 2002 an armed rebellion which lasted until after the presidential election in 2010.
After this the political situation gradually normalized. Despite measures taken by the new government to meet the economic and security challenges, the political situation remains volatile. The most urgent challenges facing the Ivorian government are the strengthening of security (especially in western regions), peace and reconciliation, and the creation of jobs for the unemployed youth.