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Côte d’Ivoire

Henri Konan Bédié

Date of Birth: 5 May 1934
Place of Birth: Dadiékro, Daoukro Department


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As sweet as chocolate

Whether the incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo the northern leader Alassane Dramane Ouattara or the leader of the former single party the Parti Démocratique de Côte d'Ivoire Henri Konan Bédié wins China is keen to show that it will be a faithful friend...


Three's a crowd

Houphouët-Boigny a Catholic brought in Ouattara to sort out the economic mess of the early 1990s setting him on a collision course with Henri Konan Bédié then National Assembly President and constitutional heir when Houphouët-Boigny died in 1993 (AC Vol 34 No 18)...


Kingmakers and charlatans

An election this year would involve the leaders of the big three parties: former Prime Minister Alassane Dramane Ouattara of the Rassemblement des Républicains; former President Henri Konan Bédié of the Parti Démocratique de la Côte d’Ivoire; and Gbagbo...


The wealthy autocratic model

It was in a bad way after the fall of President Henri Konan Bédié in 1999 and desperately needed foreign investment to boost palm oil rubber and sugar production...


A do-it-yourself peace

The old mainstream politicians - Alassane Dramane Ouattara and ex-President Henri Konan Bédié - have been marginalised by the Gbagbo-Soro pact but are sceptical about its success...


Post-war hopes hit trouble

Its members are with Soro and Gbagbo: peace-broker Blaise Campaoré (who now faces the indignity of having his personal assets investigated for signs of corrupt enrichment in France) President of Burkina Faso; Henri Konan Bédié PDCI leader and Ivorian former President (1993-99); Alassane Dramane Ouattara Prime Minister 1990-93 head of the Rassemblement des Républicains (RDR) and bête noire of Gbagbo's Front Populaire Ivoirien (FPI)...


Identity crisis

Since 1993 when Henri Konan Bédié succeeded Félix Houphouët-Boigny as President Muslim northerners have struggled to get identity papers officials have accused them of hiding their foreign origins and abuses linked to constant identity checks have mounted...


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