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. [...]
Political parties struggle with change
Since the death of President Felix Houphouet-Boigny in 1993, the balance of power between Ivory Coast’s political parties has shifted. However President Alassane Ouattara’s Rassemblement des Republicains (RDR), the Parti Democratique de Cote d’Ivoire (PDCI), which was Ivory Coast’s sole [. [...]