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Ivory Coast to Compensate Thousands of Conflict Victims

Five years after the end of Ivory Coast’s second civil war, the government has released a list of over 300,000 people it considers as entitled to compensation for crimes suffered during both wars and as a result of political crises stretching back to 1990. CONARIV, the government agency responsible for compensating victims received 800,000 applications. All but about a third of them were rejected. CONARIV commissioner, Françoise Kaudjhis-Offoumou, says the main challenge was the...

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