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Côte d'Ivoire

Félix Houphouët-Boigny

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


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ADO brings back the billions

As soon as he touched down at Abidjan's Felix Houphouët-Boigny airport on his return from the 19-20 July fifth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing, President Alassane Dramane Ouattara briefed the press on China's plans to invest some US$3-5 billion in Côte d'Ivoire...


The past is another country

The leader of the rebel União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola, the late Jonas Savimbi, had a good relationship with the founding Ivorian President Félix Houphouët-Boigny...


Bringing peace to the military

To help improve the military’s image, the FRCI will be renamed the Forces Armées Nationales de Côte d’Ivoire, as they were called in the era of founding President Félix Houphouët-Boigny...


100 days of ADO

Government newspapers such as Fraternité Matin and Le Patriote rejoiced at Ouattara’s meeting with US President Barack Obama on 29 July, pointing out that he was the first Ivorian president to be received at the White House since Founding President Félix Houphouët-Boigny...


Two presidents, one crisis

Ouattara, who has majority support in the north and substantial backing in the centre, partly because of his alliance with supporters of the late founding President, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, has to turn his diplomatic backing into real pressure...


Holding their breath

So Ouattara and Bédié may play on their former political roles in the glory days of founding President Félix Houphouët-Boigny and allude to past prosperity and national pride...


A dubious election date, again

Named after the late Founding President, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, the opposition coalition, the Rassemblement des Houphouëtistes pour la Démocratie et la Paix (RHDP), is purely a marriage of convenience...


Another temporary fix

Everywhere, even in Gagnoa, there have been protests and demonstrations, organised by the opposition coalition, the Rassemblement des Houphouëtistes pour la Démocratie et la Paix (RHDP, named after the country’s founding President, Félix Houphouët-Boigny)...


The much-postponed polls

ADO said his first act as President would be to enforce the late President Félix Houphouët-Boigny’s decision to move the capital from Abidjan to Yamoussoukro...


No funeral for Françafrique

Yet no current leader - Presidents Laurent Gbagbo, Paul Biya, Blaise Compaoré or Denis Sassou-Nguesso - can fulfil the role pioneered by Côte d'Ivoire's President Félix Houphouët-Boigny and continued by the 'Grand Camarade'...


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