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Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire

Population: 20.81 mn.
GDP: $34.0 bn.
Debt: $11.3 bn.

Re-election should be no problem for President Alassane Ouattara, whose main opponents lead deeply divided parties. In his second term, ADO must tackle redistribution and ensure that impressive economic growth benefits more Ivorians – and keep the unruly, increasingly restless military in check.


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Ouattara walks it

A decisive victory brings a chance to ease out the corrupt militiamen in government and relaunch the economy

The Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, Youssouf Bakayoko, had an easier time of it last month than five years ago. That's when one of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo's y...

The election gets messier

Two new alliances of opposition politicians are creating problems for President Ouattara's campaign

Once President Alassane Dramane Ouattara had announced last year that he would seek a second term, he was the clear favourite to win the election due this October, given the streng...

CNC: who is who?

'Crabs in a bucket' is one of the descriptions used to describe the new alliance, the Coalition nationale pour le changement. Signatures under its founding charter include those of...

Ouattara looks at second term

The President faces greater danger from his allies than from a demoralised opposition that is stubbornly loyal to his predecessor

The main opposition Front populaire ivoirien appears unable to accept that it must replace its leader, ex-President Laurent Gbagbo, to contest the elections in October. The Interna...

Uneasy peace on the border

The volatile frontier between the two countries is far from calm. A defecting guerrilla warns of possible trouble ahead

United Nations' investigators have warned the UN Security Council that Ivorian and Liberian fighters opposed to Côte d'Ivoire's President Alassane Dramane Ouattara are likely...

Blé Goudé's bad day

On 11 December, the International Criminal Court confirmed charges of murder, rape and other inhumane acts against Charles Blé Goudé, 42, a former Ivorian militia lea...

Polls beckon as Hollande flies in

Ouattara hopes the French President’s visit will help his coalition prepare for next year's elections. The main opposition is floundering

President François Hollande’s visit last week to Côte d’Ivoire was full of fanfares for regional security and doing business with France but behind the sce...

Who will follow Blé Goudé to the Hague?

After ex-President Gbagbo's cheerleader joins him for trial at the ICC, the court's investigations focus on President Ouattara's allies

Feted by his supporters in Abidjan's tough suburb of Yopougon as ‘the General of the Street’, the former Youth Minister Charles Blé Goudé landed on 22 Mar...

The price of peace

Ouattara’s government has been paying Liberian mercenaries to keep a truce, while others are on trial in Monrovia. It is proving a major political headache in Liberia

Côte d’Ivoire’s Great West region has been the site of deadly violence since civil conflict followed President Alassane Dramane Ouattara’s election victory ...

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