Abstract (Les musulmans et le pouvoir politique en Côte d’Ivoire : entre collaboration et instrumentalisation (1990-2011))

The multi-party system in 1990 was marked by lively socio-
political rivalries in Côte d’Ivoire, with the important role of Muslim

guides. Thus, it is established the personal commitment of certain imams
in the creation and implementation of the Rally of Republicans (RDR).
These guides present themselves as symbols of an emerging civil society
through religious discourse. Generally, they become mediators at a time
when the multi-party system causes crises. This article shows their role in
easing social tensions. However, for personal interests, they are also
Keywords: muslims, power, politics, Côte d’Ivoire, collaboration,