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Côte d'Ivoire

Félix Houphouët-Boigny

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


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The contenders

Describing the late President Félix Houphouët-Boigny as a dictator, his main criticism was that Côte d'Ivoire's first President had brought in workers from neighbouring states to help build his country's prosperity...


A filial succession

The endgame in Gabon recalls the end of the single-party regimes of Côte d'Ivoire's President Félix Houphouët-Boigny and Togo's President Gnassingbé Eyadéma: Houphouët for the downward economic spiral, chaos and scapegoating of foreigners, Eyadéma for the son-in-waiting holding the keys to the armoury...


Biya's grip

The gaoling or forcing into exile of most of the possible challengers could push Cameroon into a transitional crisis like that which Côte d'Ivoire experienced after the death of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny: there, the vacuum of power has never been filled...


Forever delayed

Bédié, like Ouattara, served under founding President Félix Houphouët-Boigny (see Box) and his PDCI claims the legacy of Houphouët and therefore legitimacy...


Three's a crowd

A trio of veterans compete to fill the shoes of Côte d'Ivoire's founding President Félix Houphouët-Boigny...


Ivorian auction

The wealth of Côte d'Ivoire's defunct founding father, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, was on display at an auction in the historic French town of Fontainebleau on 29 June...


It's not over yet

The mineral rush reverses the policy of the country’s founding father, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, who saw agriculture as the motor of development...


A do-it-yourself peace

Gbagbo built his reputation as the leader of a university staff union who fought for democracy against the one-party state of the late founding President, Félix Houphouët-Boigny...


Soft sell at 50

In 1960, Nkrumah made a wager with the founding father of Côte d'Ivoire, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, that Ghana's radical industrialisation and pan-African diplomatic strategy would prevail against the Ivorian leader's pro-Western alignment and pro-market economic policies...


Chirac's last Cannes-Cannes

The approaching end of President Jacques Chirac's reign marks the end of an era, just as the exits of French President François Mitterrand and Ivorian President Félix Houphouët-Boigny in the 1990s ended an earlier phase in Franco-African relations...


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