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Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire

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

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 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 ...


Long shadow of 2011

The parties prepare for next year’s elections amid strong economic growth but a disquieting inability to move on from the past

Côte d’Ivoire will enjoy robust economic growth in 2014, although against a background of political conflict rooted in the lingering divisions of the post-election cris...


Row over exiles

Claims that Ivorian secret agents are targeting pro-Laurent Gbagbo exiles in Ghana raise tensions again between Accra and Abidjan

President Alassane Dramane Ouattara’s government is sending undercover agents to Ghana to abduct or assassinate supporters of former President Laurent Ggabo there, according ...


Justice may have to wait

The government claims it treats both sides’ atrocities in the recent fighting even-handedly – it may prefer to let the reconciliation process slide

Militia leader Amadé Ouérémi has handed himself in for trial for the worst massacre of the 2010-11 post-election crisis, the slaughter of 3,000 people at Duékoué in March 2011. His...


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