Spotlight IVORY COAST West Africa Newsletter dated 26/07/2017

Ouattara stokes hostilities between Soro and Bakayoko with 2020 in mind

Alassane Ouattara has reshuffled his governement on July 19.
Alassane Ouattara has reshuffled his governement on July 19. ©Stephane Cardinale - Corbis
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. Here's why. ‘Sworn [...]
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