People in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Editorial credit: freeejournalist /

Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire continues to recover from an armed conflict that ended in 2011. Several root causes of the country’s violent conflict remain, including ethnic and regional tensions, land disputes, corruption, and impunity. While civil liberties had been better protected in recent years, an outbreak of election-related violence in 2020 brought significant setbacks. Improved electoral conditions in 2021 allowed opposition groups and civil society to operate more freely than during the previous year.

People gather in Myanmar to protest the February 1, 2021 military coup. (Image credit: Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Freedom in the World — Côte d’Ivoire Country Report

Côte d’Ivoire is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2022, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.