I set out to better understand the link between ethnic politics and the local response to Ebola, and what I found was stark. There is a clear link between the political prominence of certain areas and their incidence of Ebola: the more political elites that come from a district, the lower its suffering during the Ebola outbreak.
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In the 2000s, Côte d’Ivoire plunged into a decade of political violence. In September 2002 the Forces Nouvelles de Côte d’Ivoire (FNCI), a coalition of three rebel movements, occupied the northern half of the national territory (Figure 1).