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Alassane Dramane Ouattara (ADO)

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


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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)...


Old demons resurface

The hit from the Covid-19 pandemic means that President Alassane Ouattara will find it much harder to mask political and ethnic tensions and stark inequality with stellar economic performance...


Dauphin goes to the polls

Today Issoufou is earning international plaudits for stepping down at the end of his second mandate as the term limit requires – rather than seeking to amend it as his Guinean and Ivorian counterparts Alpha Condé and Alassane Ouattara have done (AC Vol 61 No 22 Condé shrugs off poll doubts & Ouattara sweeps half the board)...


Echoes of the dark days

It was only hours after the Constitutional Court confirmed President Alassane Ouattara's overwhelming win at the 31 October presidential elections on 9 November that the victor extended an olive branch to the opposition which had watched helpless as Ouattara barrelled his way to a controversial third term (AC Vol 61 No 22 Ouattara sweeps half the board)...


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