Re-elected on 31 October in the wake of an election disputed by his opponents, the president seems determined to open up the playing field. Will ... this be enough to reconcile a newly-divided country?
The freemasons are well anchored in the political scene in Côte d'Ivoire. The political stand-off between the supporters of President Alassane ... Ouattara, and those who support the opposition PDCI is now creating faultlines in the fraternity of senior politicians who belong to the organisation.
Since his arrest for his role in creating the National Transitional Council, the president of the FPI party, Pascal Affi N’Guessan, has taken ... on a new status as an opposition figure after joining Henri Konan Bédié’s call for “civil disobedience”. By jailing him, President Ouattara may have simply given him an extra veneer of credibility.
While Henri Konan Bédié received Western ambassadors at his home on 4 November, several West African heads of state offered to mediate. What ... are the growing pressures being exerted today on the president of the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire?