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.
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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?
At the end of an electoral campaign boycotted by the opposition and after an electric night, the outgoing president Alassane Ouattara was re-elected ... to a third term with 94.27%, according to provisional official results announced by the Independent Electoral Commission.
Silent since his arrest in April 2011, Ivorian former president Laurent Gbagbo waited until the last minute to speak. It was a way to prove to ... Ivorians and his great rival, President Alassane Ouattara, that he can still influence the political game.