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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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Beau Blaise loses it

Almost before Blaise Compaoré had a chance to celebrate the installation of his friend Alassane Dramane Ouattara as President of neighbouring Côte d’Ivoire he had to deal with the most serious challenge to his power since he seized the presidency from another friend Thomas Sankara in 1987...


A resolution in Abidjan

Strengthening his resolve was the verdict of the United Nations election monitors that Alassane Dramane Ouattara had won 54% of the vote in the second round of last November’s presidential election...

Under the devolved structure of continental decision-making it was Ecowas’s decision to back Ouattara by force if necessary that informed the African Union’s decision at its Peace and Security Council (PSC) to back Alassane Ouattara too...

With that support behind him Alassane Ouattara was then able to take his case to the UN in New York energetically helped by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s office and the French UN mission...


Zuma’s presidential primary

However he attracted heavy regional criticism for backing Laurent Gbagbo in Côte d’Ivoire against the internationally recognised election winner Alassane Dramane Ouattara...


School meals and bullets

At first Luanda described the weapons and ammunition as destined for Côte d’Ivoire’s President-elect Alassane Ouattara but later claimed they were bound for Angolan rebels even after Nairobi had confirmed the ammunition was for Kenya...


Guns, votes and cocoa

Trade sources in Moscow and London report that business allies of Laurent Gbagbo have begun exporting cocoa out of the port of San Pedro in defiance of President-elect Alassane Dramane Ouattara’s export ban...


Peering into the abyss

Alassane Dramane Ouattara (aka ADO) refused to meet the Panel on 22 February because Compaoré though he insists the Panel is united stayed away after threats against him by Gbagbo’s Jeunes Patriotes...


Democracy standoff

The bitter rivalry between presidential claimants Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Dramane Ouattara has come to personify the arguments over how to manage elections in Africa and beyond...


The financial sanctions tighten

There have been attempts to circumvent the sanctions on cocoa trading but the sales and registrations are computerised and when five large cocoa companies led by Saf-Cacao which is thought to be linked to presidential wife Simone Gbagbo tried to register for exports Alassane Dramane Ouattara was alerted and he threatened to have the companies put on the European Union sanctions list (AC Vol 52 No 3)...


Obame: no, he can’t

The government dissolved the Union nationale the party of AMO as he styles himself in tribute to Côte d’Ivoire’s Alassane Dramane Ouattara (ADO) and charged him with treason...


Summitry in a time of revolution

That meeting pitted Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (who backs Alassane Dramane Ouattara (ADO) as the Ivorian election winner) against South African President Jacob Zuma (who sees a strong French hand behind the campaign against Laurent Gbagbo)...


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