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Vol 40 No 23

Published 19th December 1999

Côte d'Ivoire

Bédié's flashpoint

Crisis has come in the struggle by President Henri Konan Bédié to exclude from next year's presidential election the recently retired Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Alassane Dramane Ouattara. Bédié claims Ouattara was born in what is now Burkina Faso and is ineligible. On 12 November, key leaders and party activists of ADO's Rassemblement des Républicains were gaoled on riot charges after a dubious trial.

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