[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
In pictures: Ivory Coast's taxing task
Building boom

Before September 2002 there were 24,000 civil servants in the north. The committee in charge of bringing back government administration says at least 70% have now returned.

Yet most government buildings were looted and abandoned and their arrival has put pressure on the local housing market.

“There’s a boom here, ever since the peace flame,” local estate agent Issoufou Coulibaly says.

“People are starting to come back to rent houses and they start to live well here.”

Click below for more images
BACK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   NEXT


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific