Election high and business low, Patrice Talon's bitter-sweet week
His side may have claimed victory in last week's municipal elections, the Beninese president is not all smiles: he just missed out on a huge agricultural supply contract in Ivory Coast, where his group has lost its main lobbyist. [...]
Who can stop Amadou Gon Coulibaly in 2020?
Though in public he is still maintaining the suspense over whether he will run again for president in 2020, Alassane Ouattara is freely admitting in private that he ultimately wants his longstanding ally and current prime minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly [. [...]
Ouattara stokes hostilities between Soro and Bakayoko with 2020 in mind
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. [...]