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Côte d'Ivoire

Félix Houphouët-Boigny

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


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Identity crisis

Since 1993, when Henri Konan Bédié succeeded Félix Houphouët-Boigny as President, Muslim northerners have struggled to get identity papers, officials have accused them of hiding their foreign origins and abuses linked to constant identity checks have mounted...


Not all necessary powers

'Accords de coopération', signed after Independence by the late President Félix Houphouët-Boigny and France's then Premier, Michel Debré, are still technically applicable...


Circling the wagons

(The late President Félix Houphouët-Boigny tried to outdo Saint Peter's Basilica by building the world's largest church in Yamoussoukro)...


Time's up

Now Bédié and Ouattara, invoking the name of the country's founding father, the late President Félix Houphouët-Boigny, have stitched up an alliance, the RHDP, insisting that Gbagbo is a 'usurper'...


Peace postponed

They style themselves the Alliance de Houphouëtistes pour la Démocratie et la Paix, in reference to Côte d'Ivoire's founding father Félix Houphouët-Boigny, who chose to build an economy rather than a nation but is revered for the peace and prosperity the country then enjoyed...


At war with the peacekeepers

The legendary underground tunnel between the two, a relic of the more cordial relations in the era of founding President Félix Houphouët-Boigny, is blocked nowadays...


Unlikely heirs

The Parti Démocratique de la Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI), Alassane Ouattara's Rassemblement des Républicains, the Union pour la Démocratie et la Paix en Côte d'Ivoire of followers of late military leader General Robert Gueï and Anaky Kobenan's Mouvement des Forces de l'Avenir plan an alliance of Houphouëtistes, claiming the mantle of founding President Félix Houphouët-Boigny, whose autocratic rule is now recalled as an era of unity, prosperity and ethnic tolerance...


Unity's opponents

The first two cabinet meetings took place in Yamoussoukro, the political capital and birthplace of Côte d'Ivoire's founding father Félix Houphouët-Boigny...


Hard-core Gbagbo

Former President Henri Konan Bédié is in Paris and Laurent Dona Fologo has been shunted upstairs to the advisory Conseil Economique et Social, where he can mourn the welcome for foreigners preached by Côte d'Ivoire's first President, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, without rocking the boat...


Whose army?

They have observed with alarm the increasing xenophobia of successive governments since the 1993 death of founding president Félix Houphouët-Boigny and have every reason to support regime change...


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