Ivory Coast
French economy minister helps Razel and Sogea prevail against Ebomaf in key road upgrade battle

French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire stands with Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara and Prime Minister Patrick Achi during his visit to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on April 30, 2021.
French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire stands with Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara and Prime Minister Patrick Achi during his visit to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on April 30, 2021. © Luc Gnaco/Reuters
Bruno Le Maire went to Ivory Coast last month to bang the drum for French business. His trip sped up the attribution of a vast contract to improve the road between Abidjan and San Pedro, the world's busiest cocoa port. [...]
Published on 09.06.2021 at 05:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes
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Port of San Pedro, Fraternité Matin, Sofitel Ivoire... the audits that threaten the barons of Ouattara's party

The Ivorian government is desperately looking for a strategy as to how best to release the audits conducted over the past three years, under pressure from the country's financial backers, into six state-owned companies. The results are particularly damaging for these parastatals, all of which are run by leaders of the RHDP, President Alassane Ouattara's party.

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