Ivory Coast Prime Minister’s passing causing concern for upcoming election

The passing of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly at age 61 heightens the volatility and uncertainty surrounding Ivory Coast’s presidential election in October. Gon Coulibaly was the presumed successor of the current ruling party and President Alassane Outtara—once Ouattara announced that he wouldn’t be [...]

Ivory Coast’s political stability & economic inequity

As Ivory Coast president Alassane Outtara publicly acknowledges that he is weighing running for a third term, he is surely taking into account how the country’s economy has soared in the last five years. The rapid rate of GDP growth—frequently described as a “miracle” [...]

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