Ivory Coast to Compensate Civil Conflict Victims

Laurent Gbagbo, the former head of the Ivory Coast, appears before the International Criminal Court, becoming the first former head of state to appear before the court. (AP Photo)
Laurent Gbagbo, the former head of the Ivory Coast, appears before the International Criminal Court, becoming the first former head of state to appear before the court. (AP Photo)
Laurent Gbagbo, the former head of the Ivory Coast, appears before the International Criminal Court, becoming the first former head of state to appear before the court. (AP Photo)

 

(BBC) – Victims of Ivory Coast’s post-election conflict will start receiving payouts in July, authorities say.

Some 74,000 registered victims are eligible for compensation from a fund worth 10bn CFA francs ($17mn; £11mn).

The move comes ahead of elections in October, with incumbent President Alassane Ouattara the clear favorite.

More than 3,000 people died in the violence in 2010-2011, after ex-leader Laurent Gbagbo refused to accept defeat in presidential elections.

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