Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AFRICA/IVORY COAST – Peace, reconciliation and social cohesion: challenges ahead of the presidential election
Abidjan – Four months before the presidential elections, scheduled for October 31, 2020, while politicians carry out their election campaigns, many observers are attentive to the role of the Church in particular and religious forces in general in this critical period. In fact, political tensions in the country do not tend to decrease, especially after the government issued an arrest warrant against the former rebel leader and future presidential candidate, Guillaume Soro, on December 23, 2019 . The country, between 2002 and 2011, was split geographically into two by an armed conflict that caused thousands of deaths in addition to serious electoral crises.