Congres Panafricain des Jeunes et des Patriotes

The Congrès Panafricain des Jeunes et des Patriotes (COJEP), commonly known as Young Patriots, of Côte d'Ivoire is the name given to a youth movement supportive of the former President of Côte d'Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo and his ruling Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) party. Its founder, and current leader, is Charles Blé Goudé.

Set up in June 2001, the group has attracted controversy and international condemnation due to its alleged involvement in extra-judicial killings and demonstrations organised by the group which have often turned violent. The organisation is nationalist and opposed to the Islamification of the country, Gbagbo's supporters tend to be Christians from the south, as opposed to the rebel forces from the largely Muslim north, which had been fighting a war with the government from 2002 to 2006. The organisation itself claims that it rejects violence, and that it has been misrepresented in the Western media, especially that of France.

Formation Date 2001-6-
Conflict Name Initiation Year Termination Year Total Killed Total Casuality
Second Ivorian Civil War 2010-2011 2010 2011 unknown unknown