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Côte d’Ivoire

Alassane Dramane Ouattara (ADO)

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


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The Presidents' club backs Keïta

On 23 July a procession of regional heads of state gathered in Bamako: President Muhammadu Buhari (Nigeria) Mahamadou Issoufou (Niger) Nana Akufo-Addo (Ghana) Alassane Ouattara (Côte d'Ivoire) and Macky Sall (Senegal)...


Quest for a new dauphin

It was only in March that President Alassane Ouattara after finally giving up the idea of standing for a third term of office effectively anointed the uncharismatic Gon Coulibaly to succeed him as presidential candidate for the ruling Rassemblement des Houphouëtistes pour le Développement et la Paix (RHDP – AC Vol 61 No 12 Affairs of state and of the heart)...


An 80s classic

Still convalescing in France after the fitting of a heart stent the prime minister is President Alassane Ouattara's hand-picked successor but could struggle to enthuse voters in regions outside his northern base...


Affairs of state and of the heart

It comes at a bad moment for President Alassane Ouattara and the governing Rassemblement des houphouëtistes pour la démocratie et la paix (RHDP) as their candidate in the presidential elections due in October – Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly – is resting in Paris after cardiac treatment...

The choice of such a replacement could be made by President Alassane Ouattara but the party may opt for a primary contest because of its value in uniting the party's various strands around the victor...


Steinmetz deal bears fruit

Condé first sought to reconcile with Steinmetz sources in Guinea told Africa Confidential after seeking advice from President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d'Ivoire...


Bye bye boom

Borders and airspace have been closed there is a 9pm-5am curfew and markets are being disinfected after President Alassane Ouattara declared a state of emergency...


Ouattara and son

The crucial first stage of the race to succeed President Alassane Ouattara ended quickly when Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly was hastily named as the candidate of the ruling Rassemblement des houphouëtistes pour la démocratie et la paix (RHDP) for October's presidential election...


'Eco'-logical concerns

Côte d'Ivoire's President Alassane Ouattara the prime architect of the CFA reform will have to embark on a round of diplomatic bridge repairs if he is to allay suspicions of what both radical regional critics and more nationalist members of the Nigerian elite appear to regard as a neo-colonial manoeuvre seeing the eight members of the Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA) as French puppets...


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