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Ouattara’s new cabinet of bankers and economists underlines his determination to raise living standards but what about human rights?

President Alassane Dramane Ouattara’s cabinet reshuffle on 22 November emphasised old loyalties and economic competence, firmly pushing neo-liberal economic buttons. Out from the premiership went consensus man Jeannot Ahoussou Kouadio while Daniel Kablan Duncan, an old confidant, took his place.

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Alassane Dramane Ouattara, Jeannot Ahoussou Kouadio, Daniel Kablan Duncan, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Jean-Louis Billon, United States, Jean-Claude Brou, Chad, Laurent Gbagbo, John Mahama, Ghana, Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Fanfare for $8 billion pledge, French, François Hollande, Jim Yong Kim, Kuwait, Qatar, Gnénéma Mamadou Coulibaly, Guillaume Soro, Simone, Netherlands, Henri Konan Bédié, Nicolas Sarkozy, Société Immobilière et Financière de la Côte Africaine, Parti démocratique de Côte d’Ivoire, Forces nouvelles, Forces républicaines de la Côte d’Ivoire