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France adopted the bill rectifying the end of CFA franc

The bill ratifying the end of the CFA franc was adopted on Wednesday 20 May in the Council of Ministers by the French government. This text formally validates the transformation of the West African currency which will change its name to eco. It is a new step after the announcement made on December 21 by […]

Côte d’Ivoire: cabinet reshuffle

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara carried out a slight government reshuffle on Wednesday 13 May, the presidency announced in a statement. This reshuffle, announced while Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly is in France for treatment, was marked by the dismissal of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Albert Mabri Toikeusse, ally and vice-president of […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Nineteen new arrests for alleged insurgency attempt

New elements have emerged in the so-called “Guillaume Soro” case in Côte d’Ivoire. At a press conference on Tuesday, Prosecutor Richard Adou announced 19 new arrests in the case. Nineteen people were recently arrested in connection with the investigation into the alleged insurrection attempt orchestrated by MP Guillaume Soro, Prosecutor Richard Adou said at a […]

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Ivorian PM Amadou Gon evacuated to France for medical treatment

The Ivorian Prime Minister Amadou Gon has been evacuated to France on Saturday, May 2, for “medical check-up”. The Presidency announced in a statement that the Minister of State, Minister of Defense Hamed Bakayoko, will be in charge of the interim. The presidency did not state clearly what Gon, who underwent a serious heart surgery […]

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Côte d’Ivoire presidential candidate Soro hit with 20 years in jail

The former Speaker of the Ivorian Parliament and candidate for the October 2020 presidential election, Guillaume Soro, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for “embezzlement of public funds” and “money laundering”.   The sentence was announced Tuesday by the Abidjan criminal court at the end of a hearing boycotted by Soro’s lawyers. Guillaume Soro, […]

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Guillaume Soro’s lawyers ask for the suspension of his trial

Guillaume Soro, the former president of the National Assembly of Cote d’Ivoire who has been in exile in France since end December 2019, is due to be tried on Tuesday 28 April at the Abidjan criminal court. Last week, the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights demanded that the Ivorian state suspend the arrest […]

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Algeria recalls envoy in Côte d’Ivoire over inauguration of consulate in Moroccan Sahara

Algerian foreign ministry Thursday said it recalled its ambassador in Côte d’Ivoire for consultation over the recent inauguration of a consulate in Laayoune, the capital of Western Sahara, considered by Morocco as Moroccan Sahara. “The ministry of foreign affairs has decided to recall, for consultations, the Algerian ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire, following sibylline and insidious […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Ex-rebel leader says he remains presidential candidate

Former Ivorian rebel leader Guillaume Soro on Tuesday said he would not drop out of presidential elections set for the end of the year, despite an arrest warrant against him. Ivorian public prosecutor issued a warrant for Soro on Dec. 23 as part of an investigation into an alleged coup plot. Soro denied any wrongdoing […]

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Ivorian president does not rule out running for third term

President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire on Monday announced his plan to propose “modifications” to the country’s constitution. In remarks to foreign diplomats, Ouattara, who has not yet announced whether he will be a candidate in October, said, “In the first quarter of the year, I will put to parliament proposals for modifications to the […]

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Guillaume soro announced in Spain after banned from landing in Abidjan

Guillaume Soro, candidate of the Ivorian Générations et Peuples solidaires party to the October 2020 presidential election, whose plane was impeached to land in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on December 23 and who could only land in Accra for some hours has finally set in Spain. The information on his arrival in Europe was given by […]

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