THE IVORIAN POLITICAL FIELD WARMS UP WITH FORMER PRESIDENT LAURENT GBAGBO’S RETURN

NEWS ANALYSIS BY LUC ABAKI Tension cooled off one bit in the afternoon of July 27 in Abidjan. President Alassane Ouattara had just met for the first time with former … Read More

The United States recognizes the re-election of President Ouattara, pledges continued cooperation

BY JIBRIL TURE As President Alassane Ouattara was sworn in today for a third controversial term, the United States, in a statement, recognized the Ivorian president’s re-election. The statement, available … Read More

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara and opposition leader Henri Konan Bédié meet to pave the way for peace

BY JIBRIL TURE President Alassane Ouattara, who won re-election for a controversial third term last week amid massive social disturbance that has claimed dozens of lives, met Wednesday morning with … Read More

Ivorians to vote for president tomorrow amid heightened tension

BY LOU SIFA It has been a tense three months in Cote d’Ivoire since President Alassane Ouattara announced his intention, back in August, to run for a third term that … Read More

HOW WILL A CONTROVERSIAL THIRD TERM SHAPE OUATTARA’S LEGACY—IF HE WINS

BY PETER SESAY AND LOU SIFA Côte d’Ivoire, the world leading producer of cocoa and the economic engine of the 8-nation West African Economic and Monetary Union, has for decades … Read More

Ivorians march in Paris to support President Ouattara’s candidacy

BY CORINE SOUZA Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term, on the theory that the country’s new constitution adopted in 2016 allows him to, has triggered … Read More

The two main Ivorian political parties, RHDP and PDCI, trade accusations over the violent demonstrations

BY LOU SIFA The human toll of last week’s violent demonstrations in several towns across Cote d’Ivoire to protest outgoing president Alassane Ouattara’s plan to run for a third term … Read More

Ivorian police break violent protests against President Ouattara’s third run

BY LOU SIFA President Ouattara’s controversial decision to seek a third term has sparked violent protests across Cote d’Ivoire, resulting in several deaths. Crowds of demonstrators close to Ivorian opposition … Read More

Ivorian ruling party asks outgoing president Alassane Ouattara to run again

BY JOYCE JOHNSON In a broadcast aired just an hour ago by Radio France International, a French radio that is very popular in French-speaking African nations where citizens tune in … Read More

Former Ivorian Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly laid to rest

BY JOYCE JOHNSON The late prime minister of Cote d’Ivoire and the ruling party’s pick to run for the upcoming October 31 presidential election, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, was laid to … Read More