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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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EU exports

When the International Monetary Fund accuses Côte d'Ivoire of opaque accounting (repeatedly), President Henri Konan Bédié blames his rival Alassane Dramane Ouattara (also repeatedly, AC Vol 40 No 8)...


Fighting the Fund

President Henri Konan Bédié's attempts to make political capital out of his government's problems with the International Monetary Fund have badly misfired...


Down with tariffs

While the 50 per cent devaluation in 1994 did more good than harm, governments are scared of raising the price of imports in capitals such as Abidjan and Dakar, where Côte d’Ivoire’s Henri Konan Bédié and Senegal’s veteran Abdou Diouf face awkward elections next year...


Pushing out patronage

More exciting (and better covered in the lively local press) is the battle for political power between President Henri Konan Bédié and former Premier and current IMF Deputy Managing Director Alassane Dramane Ouattara, who is due back in Abidjan in July to challenge Bédié for the presidency in the run up to the elections next year...


Abidjan's anglos

Any diplomatic damage caused by the postponement of President Henri Konan Bédié’s official visit to Britain (AC Vol 39 No 24) seems to have been repaired fast...


Pushing for Praia

Abdulsalami Abubakar had sent Kouyate to Abidjan with a message for President Henri Konan Bédié indicating that Nigeria preferred a peaceful solution...


Brave new bank

French governor Philippe de Fontaine Vive, who described the arrangement as a ‘face-saving device’, hinted that some Francophone persuasion had been brought to bear on Ani, including a late-night meeting with Ivorian President Henri Konan Bédié...


The euro cometh

Amid the throng of mainly French and Francophone businessmen, financiers and politicians, Ivorians were conspicuous, led by the only African President attending, Henri Konan Bédié...


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