Ivory Coast to Compensate Civil Conflict Victims
(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.