Côte d'Ivoire's government needs to provide different incentives and opportunities to former combatants.
It's important to create spaces where the global South's problems can be presented, debated and solutions developed - including some that can be applied in similar economies.
The proposed new constitution would allow Alassane Ouattara to remain as president. Opposition parties see this move as a constitutional “coup” that will also protect his allies.
The gun attack at a hotel marks another bloody chapter in West Africa's fight against Islamist militancy.
Ivory Coast’s democratic election in 2015 may be another example of good news out of Africa that is ignored by the global media.