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Côte d'Ivoire

Lieutenant Colonel Zakaria Koné

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Echoes of the dark days

Of the 10 former FN zone commanders (com-zones) who controlled the northern half of the country between 2002 and 2011 Issiaka Ouattara ('Wattao') died in January this year while others – like the notorious Losseni Fofana ('Loss') and Zakaria Koné – now have lucrative careers in the army and little to rebel about...

Lining up for battle

The determined government-backed resistance was led by Lieutenant Colonel Zakaria Koné the former 'com-zone' of the same town who has yet to account for his murky past (AC Vol 58 No 3 Warning shots from the army)...

The General's last days

Zakaria Koné a commander at the Akouédo military camp in Abidjan who once held the north-western towns of Vavoua and Séguéla under his boot for the rebel Forces nouvelles; and former FN leader Guillaume Soro himself currently Speaker of the Ivorian Parliament...

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