Frederic Varlet, the prime minister’s new "white witch doctor"
French economist Frederic Varlet has joined the staff of advisers [...]
Despite winning a clear victory in the legislative elections on December 11, which delivered 127 seats to his Rassemblement des Republicains (RDR) and another 35 seats to allied independent candidates, out of a total 254 seats, President Alassane Ouattara remains [...]
Felix Houphouet-Boigny dreamt of immortality when he built a near replica of the Vatican City's Basilica of St Peter in his isolated home village of Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast's political capital. It is in Yamoussoukro that Alassane Ouattara, who was sworn [...]