Ouattara looks to fill gap left by his absent prime minister
The Ivorian president has been without a prime minister since 18 February. Hamed Bakayoko, who has health problems, is currently in Paris where he had a meeting with Ouattara on 1 March. The head of state is looking for ways to reorganise the government to deal with Bakayoko's absence, which looks likely to last several weeks. [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
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 [. [...]