Ivory Coast
Ouattara clips his ministers' wings to refocus their efforts

Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara and the prime minister Patrick Achi.
Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara and the prime minister Patrick Achi. © Legnan Koula/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
Already under threat from the forthcoming reshuffle, Patrick Achi's government ministers are no longer able to sign agreements with subcontractors and private operators without getting presidential approval first. [...]
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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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