Sidi Tiémoko Touré heir apparent to Gomis
Ivory Coast's ambassador to France since 2013, the diplomat Charles Providence Gomis will be stepping down from his post in [...]
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.
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 [.