On a four-day visit to the Hambol region, President Alassane Ouattara laid down a gauntlet for his rivals Henri Konan Bédié and Laurent Gbagbo: ... he does not wish to run in 2020 elections but he won't stand back if others of his generation run.
Less than two weeks ago, on 14 November, Didier Drogba made it clear that he wants to become the next president of the Ivory Coast Football Federation. ... The former Elephants captain would succeed Augustin Sidy Diallo for the top job.
The forecast was as stark as it was chilling. Côte d’Ivoire will burn unless the ruling party agrees to deep reforms and international scrutiny ... ahead of next year’s presidential elections, according to Guilliame Soro, a former speaker of the assemblée nationale who has just announced his candidacy for the race.