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Alassane Dramane Ouattara (ADO)

Date of Birth: 1 January 1942
Place of Birth: Dimbokro


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Hitting the beach

The seaside resort of Jacqueville is now home to the Académie internationale de lutte contre le terrorisme (AILCT) a concept first mooted in 2017 at a meeting of President Emmanuel Macron of France with President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d'Ivoire...


Old foes re-enter the ring

President Alassane Ouattara faces the most delicate of strategic choices following the triumphal return home last week of his career-long political foe Laurent Gbagbo after his final acquittal by the International Criminal Court of crimes against humanity (Dispatches 21/6/21 Gbagbo's return poses big questions)...


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Hopes for new initiatives on debt and finance at Africa summit hosted by Paris

They include South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa Ghana's Nana Addo Akufo-Addo Côte d'Ivoire's Alassane Ouattara Senegal's Macky Sall Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari Ethiopia's Sahle-Work Zewde Mozambique's Filipe Nyusi and Angola's João Lourenço together with three prime ministers: Spain's Pedro Sanchez Italy's Mario Draghi and Portugal's António Costa (AC Vol 62 No 4 France holds tight in the Sahel & Vol 62 No 9 Death on the front line a coup and then an about turn)...

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Emmanuel l'Africain II

A clutch of sub-Saharan and European leaders will attend including francophone presidents Alassane Ouattara (Côte d'Ivoire) and Denis Sassou-Nguesso (Congo-Brazzaville) but also Cyril Ramaphosa (South Africa) Muhammadu Buhari (Nigeria) and Paul Kagame (Rwanda)...


Sankara's ghost

The presence in Côte d'Ivoire of an ousted president now charged with murder is another embarrassment for Compaoré's host President Alassane Ouattara...


Many shoes to fill

President Alassane Ouattara – there with his wife Dominique and Bakayoko's widow and daughter – was visibly affected by his close ally's death which came less than a year after the death of Bakayoko's predecessor as Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly (AC Vol 61 No 15 Quest for a new dauphin)...

There is a broad consensus that this will be Alassane Ouattara's last term after his controversial third election victory last year considered by many to be in breach of a constitutional two-term limit (AC Vol 62 No 1 Old demons resurface)...

Out of the 255 seats up for grabs in the Assemblée nationale the party of President Alassane Ouattara's predecessor Laurent Gbagbo garnered just eight seats on its own and a further 50 in an uneasy electoral alliance with Henri Konan Bédié's Parti Démocratique de Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI AC Vol 61 No 13 An 80s classic)...


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