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Alassane Dramane Ouattara (ADO)

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


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Move over, grandad

The stability of the Ivorian political system has depended on the famed rapport between President Alassane Dramane Ouattara and the long-time leader of the Parti démocratique de Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI), Henri Konan Bédié...


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Threats to peaceful poll

The company is credited with the slick 2015 re-election campaign of Côte d'Ivoire's President Alassane Dramane Ouattara...


Jockeying for position

President Alassane Dramane Ouattara's RDR, comfortably the dominant partner, refuses to address the 2020 issue or engage with the question of who should succeed him as party president...


Courtship and crackdowns

Opening another Moroccan-led project in Abidjan on 27 November, M6 and his close ally Ivorian President Alassane Dramane Ouattara were accompanied by royal brother Prince Moulay Rachid and business-minded cousin Prince Moulay Ismail, underlining the small royal family's role in African business...


On Ouattara's terms

The third ordinary congress of the Rassemblement des républicains (RDR), held in Abidjan on 9 and 10 September, nine years after the second, was a mass rally to celebrate the achievements of Alassane Dramane Ouattara's government and sing the praises of the President, who led the party from the political wilderness in the late 1990s to centre-stage...

Shortly after the RDR congress, President Alassane Dramane Ouattara and his entourage were on a plane to New York to attend the 72nd meeting of the UN General Assembly...


Cash and cache

Government spokesperson Anne-Désirée Ouloto used a tour of her fiefdom in the country's traumatised Grand West, on 20-21 May, to assure everyone that president Alassane Ouattara was in full command of the situation...


More progress, less movement

Ironically, only a week earlier President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré had rolled out the red carpet for his Ivorian counterpart, N'Guessan's sworn political enemy President Alassane Dramane Ouattara...


Warning shots from the army

He replaces President Alassane Dramane Ouattara's stalwart loyalist Daniel Kablan Duncan, who was sacrificed as part of the deal that bought peace with the mutineers (AC Vol 57 No 18, Ouattara shores up legacy)...

President Alassane Dramane Ouattara's government has little enthusiasm for the difficult business of reconciliation...


Global shocks, local differences

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party have a good relationship with neighbouring Côte d'Ivoire's President Alassane Dramane Ouattara, who was guest of honour at the swearing in ceremony in Accra on 7 January (AC Vol 58 No 1, New order tackles old debts)...

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New order tackles old debts

Three days earlier, Akufo-Addo will host at his inauguration a clutch of African leaders, including Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari, Côte d'Ivoire's Alassane Dramane Ouattara, Liberia's Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who is on an extended trip to Ghana...


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