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Côte d'Ivoire

Guillaume Kigbafori Soro

Date of Birth: 8 May 1972
Place of Birth: Diawala, Côte d'Ivoire


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Two suitors for the FPI

The joker in the pack is Guillaume Soro, Gbagbo's former Prime Minister, Parliament Speaker and Bédié ally, who has just revived his Union des Soroïstes (AC Vol 59 No 14, Move over, grandad), the clearest sign yet that he will run on his own ticket in 2020...


It's Ouattara's party

Sidiki Konaté, a close ally of Guillaume Soro, the Speaker of the Ivorian Parliament, was appointed Arts and Culture minister, which effectively halts the possibility of any rapprochement between Soro and Bédié (AC Vol 58 No 20, On Ouattara's terms)...


Move over, grandad

Watching and waitingWatching the spectacle and weighing his chances is the Speaker of the National Assembly, former leader of the Forces Nouvelles rebels, Guillaume Soro...

Soro's implication is clear: wealth has accumulated within a circle of well-connected individuals around the presidency; it must be better distributed; the person to do it is Guillaume Soro...


New jihadist alliance strikes

Diendéré led Blaise Compaoré's elite Régiment de sécurité présidentielle (RSP) presidential guard, which doubled as a link between the Burkinabè ruling elite and various armed groups in West Africa, including Charles Taylor's National Patriotic Front of Liberia, Guillaume Soro's Forces nouvelles in Côte d'Ivoire, and Sahelian groupings ranging from bands of smugglers and kidnappers to jihadists...


Jockeying for position

Former rebel leader and current parliamentary Speaker Guillaume Soro is playing the long game, setting his sights on 2024 while continuing to build and reinforce his own politico-military network (AC Vol 57 No 18, Ouattara shores up legacy)...


On Ouattara's terms

Soro loserThe biggest loser was the one whose absence from the congress had been carefully orchestrated: Guillaume Soro...

Or, given the recent political rifts between Ouattara and the former rebel leader, could the meeting be about delivering Guillaume Soro to the ICC...


Cash and cache

It is an embarrassment to Parliamentary Speaker Guillaume Soro, for whom Koné is chief of protocol...


Warning shots from the army

The RDR establishment and Ouattara's greater grip on power come at the expense of the junior RHDP partner, the once ruling Parti démocratique de Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI), and of former rebel leader Guillaume Soro...

Others deserted from ex-President Laurent Gbagbo's Forces de défense et de sécurité and joined the Forces nouvelles rebels of Guillaume Soro, now Speaker of Parliament, who controlled the north and then carved it up among some ten military warlords, the 'com-zones'...


Ouattara shores up legacy

The amended constitution, Ouattara's supporters say, could help to marginalise their former boss, Guillaume Soro, ex-leader of the Forces Nouvelles (FN) and now Parliament Speaker...


Old guards try new uniforms

Fatou Diendéré, the fugitive wife of General Gilbert Diendéré, and Guillaume Soro, President of the Ivorian Parliament, were charged over their alleged roles in the failed coup of September 2015 (AC Vol 56 No 19, The people take on the putschists, Vol 56 No 20, The General's last days, & Vol 56 No 24, Vive la différence)...


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