IVORY COAST Issue dated 02/03/2021

Ouattara's powerful chief of staff Fidèle Sarassoro emerges from the shadows

Fidèle Sarassoro, Alassane Ouattara's chief of staff.
Fidèle Sarassoro, Alassane Ouattara's chief of staff. © Fidèle Sarassoro Officiel/Facebook
A quiet technocrat who has worked at the presidency for more than 10 years, Fidèle Sarassro is standing in this week's parliamentary elections in his home town of Sinématiali. His campaign is getting strong behind-the-scenes backing from the Ivorian president, who is trying to foster the emergence of new political leaders in the Senufo-dominated north of the country. [...] (385 words)
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