Focus IVORY COAST Issue dated 06/09/2021

The quiet attempts to reconcile Alassane Ouattara with his former ally Guillaume Soro

Supporters of the Ivorian National Assembly's former president Guillaume Soro, exiled in Europe since 2019 and sentenced to life imprisonment in June, have been trying to reconcile him with the head of state Alassane Ouattara, with the backing of Congolese president Denis Sassou Nguesso. Discussions are also underway to reconnect the former student leader with Laurent Gbagbo, who has also recently got closer to Ouattara. [...] (1597 words)
The former president of the Ivorian National Assembly Guillaume Soro.
The former president of the Ivorian National Assembly Guillaume Soro. © Reuters/Charles Platiau
Supporters of the Ivorian National Assembly's former president Guillaume Soro, exiled in Europe since 2019 and sentenced to life imprisonment in June, have been trying to reconcile him with the head of state Alassane Ouattara, with the backing of Congolese president Denis Sassou Nguesso. Discussions are also underway to reconnect the former student leader with Laurent Gbagbo, who has also recently got closer to Ouattara. [...] (1597 words)
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