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Côte d'Ivoire

Félix Houphouët-Boigny

Date of Birth: 18 October 1905
Died: 7 December 1993


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Move over, grandad

Bédié led Côte d'Ivoire from the death in 1993 of founding President Félix Houphouët-Boigny until he was ousted in a coup six years later...


Courtship and crackdowns

The king's ostentatious display at the 29-30 November African Union-European Union summit in Abidjan, in his trademark djellaba, while his personal Boeing 747 flew the flag at Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport, was widely welcomed back home...


The election gets messier

His strategy was to repeat his winning formula of the 2010 election: to team up his Rassemblement des républicains (RDR) with the formerly ruling Parti démocratique de Côte d'Ivoîre, the party created by Independence leader Félix Houphouët-Boigny...


CNC: who is who?

Essy, who reportedly has the support of the influential – and rich – Baoulé planters in the centre of the country, home to the first and second presidents (Félix Houphouët-Boigny and Konan Bédié) will stand as a presidential candidate on his own...


Pillars of the regime

President Blaise Compaoré is married to Chantal Terrasson de Fougères, a protégée of the late Ivorian President Félix Houphouët-Boigny...


Boycotts and masks

The picture is muddied by the Rassemblement des houphouëtistes pour la démocratie et la paix, named after yet another President, the late founding father Félix Houphouët-Boigny...


Independents in name

The national political capital (and birthplace of the late President Félix Houphouët-Boigny), Yamoussoukro, sees two independents face one RHDP candidate; the city is likely to remain in Houphouëtist hands...


Who’s who in mines

He served under Founding President, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, as Hydrocarbons Director from 1971 to 1975, before taking up the post of Director of the Société ivoirienne de raffinage (SIR) until 1981...


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