After the meeting between Henri Konan Bédié and Laurent Gbagbo at the end of July in Brussels, these new allies' two parties held their first ... joint rally in Abidjan on Saturday, one year before the presidential elections.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) in July announced the final close of its third African infrastructure investment fund (AIIF3) ... having raised $320 million, targeting Nigeria and East Africa. AIIM director Paul Frankish tells The Africa Report where the fund sees the most promising opportunities.
At first glance, the three major blocs that are expected to compete in the October 2020 presidential election in Côte d'Ivoire look almost identical ... to those that competed in 2010. But the political dynamics have changed dramatically.
From Brussels, former president Laurent Gbagbo has taken taken up the reins of the Front Populaire Ivorien (FPI) again and dreams of the day ... when he can finally return home to Côte d'Ivoire. There are no hard feelings, simply a real desire for revenge.