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Vol 59 No 14

Published 13th July 2018

Côte d'Ivoire

Move over, grandad

A split between the country's two dominant political godfathers is widening, creating an opening for the former guerrilla leader Guillaume Soro

The stability of the Ivorian political system has depended on the famed rapport between President Alassane Dramane Ouattara and the long-time leader of the Parti démocratique de Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI), Henri Konan Bédié. Both are under threat. On 4 July, Ouattara dissolved the current government, retaining Amadou Gon Coulibaly as Prime Minister but ordering him to purge the cabinet of PDCI members.

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