Ouattara’s would-be heirs limber up span >
Although president Alassane Ouattara’s succession isn’t on the agenda his would-be heirs are already jockeying for position on the social media. [...]
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Guillaume Soro, the speaker of Ivory Coast's parliament and former Forces Nouvelles (FN) rebel leader, has entered a minefield ahead of the 2020 presidential elections, which he has ambitions to win. Almost as if he were deliberately being targeted, since [. [...]
Far from subsiding, a struggle between Hamed Bakayoko and Guillaume Soro for the future leadership of Ivory Coast appears to be growing fiercer by the day. Intent on gaining a march over his rival, Bakayoko, the country’s security and interior [. [...]
Guillaume Soro has played numerous roles on his way up from student politics to rebel leader and then president of the National Assembly. In the space of less than a decade, he has been able to forge wide-ranging and varied contacts in the military, institutional and business spheres, making him a rare specimen in post-Félix Houphouët-Boigny Côte d'Ivoire. [...]