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.
The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has ordered Côte d’Ivoire to reinstate the ex-president on the electoral roll for the 31 ... October presidential election, thus disavowing the country’s position on the matter.
Officially, the president of Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, and his predecessor, Laurent Gbagbo, have no contact with one another. However, ... behind the scenes, the pair are engaged in back-channel negotiations.
In 1960, African leaders – the likes of Lumumba, Houphouët, Keïta, Senghor, Mba and Ahidjo – stepped up to the podium one after another ... to proclaim the independence of their nations. Whether solemn or radical, these speeches went down in history.