Ouattara’s would-be heirs limber up
Although president Alassane Ouattara’s succession isn’t on the agenda his would-be heirs are already jockeying for position on the social media.
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
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.