The frustrated ambitions of Abdourahmane Cisse
In post since December, the minister of oil and former economic advisor to Alassane Ouattara is struggling to impose his
As their long-standing allies enter their dotage, African heads of state are turning to a new generation of highly qualified pretenders who are colonising the presidential palaces and forging their own networks. An exposé of the inner circles of tomorrow.
Ivory Coast’s administration has been particularly nepotistic since Alassane Ouattara came to power. Over the past three years, an uncle, a brother, nieces, a nephew, a son-in-law, and brother-in-laws of the president have all been given jobs either in the