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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 nightmare scenario

From Independence till 1993, Côte d'Ivoire was ruled by Félix Houphouët-Boigny, whose one-party state had close links to France and who only reluctantly allowed other parties shortly before his death in 1993...


Interregnum

Fologo's fidelity to the legacy of Côte d'Ivoire's founding father, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, has brought him into conflict with Bédié...


The barricades again

Côte d'Ivoire's founding President, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, created a booming agricultural economy in the 1960s and 1970s by encouraging immigrants to settle in western and south-western regions and grow cocoa and coffee...


In denial

Henri Konan Bédié, who came to power after the death of Independence leader Félix Houphouët-Boigny in 1993, refused to negotiate with soldiers who mutinied for pay in December 1999...


Mobile bank

We hear that Ouegnin calmly said: 'I accompanied President Félix Houphouët-Boigny to his grave and President Henri Konan Bédié to his helicopter...


The centre isn't holding

Four decades earlier, Ghana's Independence leader, Kwame Nkrumah, bet his Ivorian counterpart, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, that his political strategy would prevail...


Gbagbo rides the tiger

The Parti Démocratique de la Côte d'Ivoire-Rassemblement Démocratique Africain (PDCI-RDA), the sole legal party under the first President, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, won just 77 seats this month, less than half its showing in 1995...


Gbagbo's next test

That hasn't stopped him calling for a review of Côte d'Ivoire's defence pact with Paris and questioning the future of the French military base adjacent to the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Airport in Abidjan...


Deferred

Many Ivorians are therefore now seeing Bédié's overthrow as the end of 40 years of rule by the Baoulé clique created by founding President Félix Houphouët-Boigny (died 1993) and continued by his chosen successor, Bédié...


Mon général

His brother Jean-Baptiste was Chef de Cabinet to Alassane Dramane Ouattara when he was Premier, and strongly backed ADO's bid for the presidency when founding President Félix Houphouët-Boigny died in December 1993...


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