Ivorian Crisis

A Catholic Archbishop to lead post-war reconciliation efforts in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast – In a new attempt to reconcile Ivorians, Alassane Ouattara, on Wednesday appointed a Catholic Archbishop, Paul Ahouana, to head the country’s post-war reconciliation efforts ahead of elections later this year. Ahouana is a Franciscan Archbishop of the country’s second city Bouake. According to Amadou Coulibaly, the presidency’s Secretary General, the government of Ivory coast created a Dialogue, ...

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RDR in a strong demonstration of power plebiscite its candidate Alassane Ouattara for the 2015 presidential

While the Ivorian Popular Front – FPI torn apart in a fratricidal feud, RDR in a strong demonstration of Power plebiscite its candidate Alassane Ouattara for the 2015 presidential As the country seeks to move on from years of political turmoil, Alassane Ouattara was officially designated this Sunday, the candidate of his party in the presidential election of October, crucial for ...

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Voluntary repatriation of Cote d’Ivoire refugees from Liberia to resume

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) will resume voluntary repatriation of Cote d’Ivoire refugees from Liberia after the program was suspended in July last year due to Ebola outbreak in Liberia. “UNHCR and the Cote d’Ivoire as well as Liberian governments have agreed on the lifting of this suspension,” UNHCR resident representative in Cote d’Ivoire Mohamed Toure said ...

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RHDP more a political argument than a political coalition

Abidjan – RHDP partners threaten to challenge Ivory Coast president at polls. Prominent members of Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s main coalition partner – RHDP (The Houphouëtiste Rally for Democracy and Peace) – recently rejected a deal by their party’s leader to support Ouattara’s bid for re-election later this year. The agreement they were rejecting was struck by former President ...

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Cote d’Ivoire: Ouattara’s blind hatred towards Gbagbo’s supporters is the major threat to peace in the country

Cote d’Ivoire – According to a Reuters report, the conviction of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo’s allies for their role in the violence that followed the 2011 election in Ivory Coast has deepened a rift in his party that risks radicalizing hardliners ahead of polls this year in the world’s top cocoa grower, analysts say. The widening divisions between moderate and hardline ...

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A new Commander for the French Force in Côte d’Ivoire

French Government has appointed Colonel Ludovic Pinon as the head of its controversial army in Cote d’Ivoire. Former platoon leader and head of BOI (Office operating procedures) of 1st Saphis. At 43, Col. Ludovic Pinon is from Paris. He was Head squad from 96 to 99, then Head of Office operating procedures between 2009 and 2011, before returning back in ...

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Côte d’Ivoire: UN Representative meets the president of youth wing of Ivorian Popular Front

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Côte d’Ivoire, Mrs Aïchatou Mindaoudou, on Monday, 9 March 2015, received a delegation of the youth wing of the Ivorian Popular Front led by Mr. Konaté Navigué in Attécoubé-Abidjan. According to our correspondent,  after the encounter, Mr. Navigué said: “We came to see the Special Representative to discuss the current situation of ...

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