Côte d’Ivoire healing
Following the November 2010 elections in Côte d’Ivoire, the incumbent president refused to step down, finally being forced out in April 2011. Since the post-electoral crisis ended, government services have nearly returned to pre-crisis levels, and over the past several months the security situation has improved. With international support, the government is planning the reopening of the national assembly along with infrastructure and educational upgrades.
The potential for some civil unrest remains, however, and crimes pose risks for visitors around the country. Avoid travel outside Abidjan after dark, says the US Department of State.