Frederic Varlet, the prime minister’s new "white witch doctor"
French economist Frederic Varlet has joined the staff of advisers [...]
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While Alassane Ouattara is quick to praise the impartiality of the international justice system where Laurent Gbagbo’s trial is concerned, the Ivorian president could not boast the same for his own country’s courts. Special privileges for some, partiality, and protection [...]
The extreme conditions facing Alassane Ouattara when he took office in 2011 prompted Ivory Coast's new leader to tread carefully in his dealings with business circles. With the exception of a few figures like Frederic Lafont, a former private security magnate, and Charles Kader Gore, Ouattara did not unleash a witch hunt against bosses favored by his predecessor, Laurent Gbagbo. That decision was [...]