In Yamoussoukro, a stronghold of the opposition PDCI, the call for civil disobedience issued by the opposition has a certain amount of appeal ... ahead of the 31 October presidential election. However, the ruling government hasn’t given up on wooing this city that is equal parts symbolic and diverse.
The opposition is organising a major meeting in Abidjan on Saturday, 10 October, with the goal of banding together to block Alassane Ouattara’s ... presidential bid. The problem is that not everyone agrees on the same strategy.
As Côte d'Ivoire prepares itself for presidential elections slated for 31 October, political divisions are coming to a head as deadly violence ... has erupted following President Ouattara's declaration of running for third term, and fears about a fair election after 40 out of 44 candidates were rejected by the Constitutional Council.
At the start of the 1990s, both Henri Konan Bédié and Alassane Ouattara served under President Félix Houphouët-Boigny. Their relationship ... was already marked by distrust back then and “The Old One’s” manoeuvring had a lot to do with it.