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Alassane Dramane Ouattara (ADO)

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


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Finding a perfect pitch

By the time the final whistle blew at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium to signal the end of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (AfCON) there was unanimous agreement that Côte d'Ivoire's had been the best edition of the tournament in living memory...


Biggest economies turn laggards

Battle for the bonds The announcement by Côte d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara of plans to issue another Eurobond on the international markets later this month follows recent speculation that 2024 could see the return of sub-Saharan Africa sovereigns to the markets as global financing conditions improve and the hefty Africa borrowing premium possibly diminishes...


Will Tidjane Thiam's 'grand retour' succeed?

Although regularly touted as a potential next generation national leader he signalled no interest in returning to a political arena still dominated by incumbent president Alassane Ouattara and his predecessor and rivals Laurent Gbagbo and Bédié...


Niamey's junta thumbs its nose

At the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) summit in Abuja the usually pacific President of Côte d'Ivoire Alassane Ouattara described Bazoum's detention as a 'terrorist act'...


Football before politics

The polls will see high-ranking ministers members of parliament and government officials vying for the position of mayor in the country's 201 communes or president of the 31 regional councils in the second electoral test of the newly realigned and merged political parties since the re-election of President Alassane Dramane Ouattara 81 in October 2020 (AC Vol 61 No 20 Ouattara leads in a perilous poll)...


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The political class makes up with itself

Last year her former husband Laurent made his peace with his bitter rival and Côte d'Ivoire's President Alassane Ouattara...

Days earlier Pascal Affi N'Guessan a former ally Laurent Gbagbo and leader of the opposition Front Populaire Ivoirien (FPI) founded by the Gbagbos struck a 'partnership' deal with President Alassane Ouattara (AC Vol 62 No 13 Old foes re-enter the ring)...

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Can Macron's new Sahel strategy work?

And at Port Bouët beside Abidjan airport 900 French troops are based under a 2012 partnership agreement which came just after Paris helped President Alassane Ouattara's forces to victory over those of President Laurent Gbagbo in the unrest that followed the presidential election (AC Vol 52 No 18 Gbagbo: France's part in his downfall)...


Rebel returns home

The conditions for his return had been carefully negotiated as President Alassane Ouattara sought assurances from a man whose identity politics rhetoric used to mobilise southern youth behind then President Laurent Gbagbo at the height of the Ivorian national crisis (AC Vol 63 No 1 Après nous le déluge...


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