The governor of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) focuses his efforts on “serving the region’s economies” and is unmoved ... by controversy. In the first part of our series on the governors running the Central Banks of Africa during a time of crisis, we take a look at Tiémoko Meyliet Koné.
The death of Ivorian Prime Minister Gon Coulibaly and subsequent resignation of Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan, reportedly on personal grounds, ... have added heat to the contestations over the presidential elections planned for October this year.
After the death of his Prime Minister and designated successor, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the Ivorian president has finally resolved to seek a third ... term. This is the story behind a turnaround that promises to have far-reaching consequences.
The death of Amadou Gon Coulibaly on 8 July has left the Ivorian political party Rally of Houphouëtists for Democracy and Peace (Rassemblement ... des houphouëtistes pour la démocratie et la paix – RHDP) without a candidate for the presidential election. Who can fill in his shoes?
The Francophone countries coming together to replace the colonial currency, the CFA Franc with the Eco, may be “a major step forward and a ... positive thing,” says Andrew S. Nevin, Chief Economist, Nigeria Clients and Markets Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). But for Nigeria, the eventual uniformed adoption of the single currency challenges the sovereignty of its naira.