Cote d’Ivoire Delay in key bid to hand out ID papers

Published: 14/Jul/2006
Source: IRIN

ABIDJAN, 14 July 2006 (IRIN) –

President Laurent Gbagbo’s party is threatening a politically sensitive registration scheme to determine who has the right to Ivorian citizenship – an issue that helped spark the almost four-year-old civil war that has divided the country. Determining who is Ivorian is a key step in the implementation of a UN peace plan to end the war and reunify a country where some 750,000 people have been displaced and three million are receiving humanitarian assistance.

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Themes: Identity Documents, Nationality and Elections, Nationality of Politicians
Regions: West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire
Year: 2006