Bruno Le Maire offers Ouattara win-win deal

The French economy minister Bruno Le Maire and the Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan on 30 April 2021.
The French economy minister Bruno Le Maire and the Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan on 30 April 2021. © Legnan Koula/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
Having received the final instalments of its $1.2bn International Monetary Fund (IMF) four-year programme in December, Ivory Coast is theoretically supposed to be tightening its belt - it has exceeeded its IMF quota and will be unable to negotiate further loans for at least a year (and probably longer). [...] (224 words)
Issue dated 13/05/2021
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