Legislative polls offer a dress rehearsal for post-Ouattara era
The upcoming parliamentary elections will be a trial run for the ruling RHDP party's senior members. A position in Alassane Ouattara's future cabinet could become a stepping stone for the top job as the president has announced he will step down from power after this term. [...]
Who will be in the presidential box for Ouattara's investiture?
So far, only a handful of the ECOWAS heads of states invited to Alassane Ouattara's swearing-in ceremony on 14 December have confirmed they will attend. For its part, France will be sending foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to the event. [...]
Ouattara still master of negotiations with opposition
For the past 15 days the Ivorian president has been in talks with the opposition and after his phone call with Henri Konan Bédié this weekend believes he is the man with the shoulders to carry the negotiations through to the end, mostly likely early next year. [...]
Presidential election: Adama Bictogo, the real driver of Alassane Ouattara's campaign
While the role of Alassane Ouattara's presidential campaign manager should be officially awarded to Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko, behind the scenes it is the executive director of the presidential party, Adama Bictogo, who will be behind the steering wheel. [...]