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Vol 65 No 11

Published 23rd May 2024

Côte d'Ivoire

Ouattara risks his legacy if he runs again

Friends of the 82-year-old President are advising him to take a back seat in the 2025 elections

Ivorian public calendars are dominated by a fortnight of official homage to former President Henri Konan Bédié, who died last August but will only be interred on 1 June. Formalities aside, political life is focused on future prospects and whether current President Alassane Dramane Ouattara will run for a fourth term.

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