Airbus outmanoeuvres China Great Wall Industry Corp.
The European conglomerate has been chosen over the Chinese firm to put the first Ivorian satellite into orbit. An exclusive. [...]
By appointing Hamed Bakayoko as minister of defence in the government reshuffle of 19 July, Alassane Ouattara has ratcheted up the tensions and divisions between his two putative heirs apparent, at the risk of sparking a political crisis. Here's why. ‘Sworn [...]
While he is huddled with his securocrats for secret meetings most nights, during the daytime President Alassane Ouattara has regular dealings with businesspeople on contracts that have not been delegated to his inner circle - Philippe Serey-Eiffel, Amadou Gon Coulibaly [...]
Since the death of President Felix Houphouet-Boigny in 1993, the balance of power between Ivory Coast’s political parties has shifted. However President Alassane Ouattara’s Rassemblement des Republicains (RDR), the Parti Democratique de Cote d’Ivoire (PDCI), which was Ivory Coast’s sole [...]
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 [...]