The political culture in Ivory Coast remains fragmented despite democratic progress made since contentious 2010 elections, a U.N. rights envoy said.
The International Criminal Court said Tuesday it rejected a challenge to the admissibility of the case against former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo.
French anti-terrorism officials are warning travelers and diplomats in Ivory Coast to beware of a growing jihadist threat in the country.
Long-term recovery in Ivory Coast would be supported by focusing on the country's political problems, Human Rights Watch said.
The security situation in Ivory Coast could quickly deteriorate despite recent security gains, the U.S. State Department warned.
"Warlord-style predatory economic activities" of ex-Ivory Coast rebel leaders integrated into the military include smuggling cocoa beans, a U.N. report said.
Members of former President Laurent Gbagbo's party say they will sit out when Ivory Coast voters go to the polls for this weekend's local elections.
If peacekeepers leave Ivory Coast, national protection should be bolstered by the use of surveillance drones, the Ivorian envoy to the United Nations said.
Ivory Coast is still flush with weapons more than two years after an end to post-election conflict, a researcher from Amnesty International said.
None of the forces in an Ivorian military unit created by President Alassane Ouattara have faced trial for post-election abuses, Human Rights Watch said.