Spotlight IVORY COAST West Africa Newsletter Issue 758 dated 26/07/2017

Ouattara stokes hostilities between Soro and Bakayoko with 2020 in mind

Alassane Ouattara has reshuffled his governement on July 19.
Alassane Ouattara has reshuffled his governement on July 19. ©Stephane Cardinale - Corbis
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 [...]
The entire article (643 words) may be accessed by subscribers or e-wallet users

This article: 9.40 EUR
starting from 30 EUR
Buy article

Each of these subscriptions
give you access to this article

  • West Africa Newsletter
  • Ivory Coast Section
Discover our offers

Stay up-to-date

On the same subject

[Africa's behind-the-scenes international business barons] 2/4 - Limam Chafi, Boni Yayi and Adam Toure, the African emissaries working for rival Gulf brothers

The cold war triggered between Qatar and Saudi Arabia a year ago has had a ripple effect across Africa, where each oil monarch wants to rally as many supporters to his side as possible. Without a network of power on the continent, Riyadh and Doha have both turned to former African presidential advisors known for their discretion. [...]

By continuing your visit to this site, you accept the use of cookies allowing us to adapt and enhance your experience. Read more