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Côte d’Ivoire: The Democratic Association of French People Abroad notes a concern of the French community regarding the political tensions

The Democratic Association of French People Abroad (ADFE), also known as French of the World, which for 40 years has brought together French people living outside of France, held its general assembly in Abidjan. 20 to 25,000 French people reside in Côte d’Ivoire. On the eve of the presidential election, many are expressing concern about […]

Côte d’Ivoire: Archbishop of Abidjan calls for dialogue before elections

As the October 31 elections approach and as tensions mount, Cardinal Jean Pierre Kutwa, Archbishop of Abidjan, called for respect for the constitution, appeasement and dialogue as a prelude to the elections, and spoke out against the candidacy of Alassane Ouattara. In a lengthy statement on Monday, the prelate said: “I cannot remain silent any […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Supporters of Laurent Gbagbo submit his candidacy for the elections

In Côte d’Ivoire, Monday, August 31 marks the last day for the filing of candidatures for the presidential election next October. Candidates have until midnight. This Monday morning, the president of Together for Democracy and Sovereignty came to submit a file on behalf of Laurent Gbagbo. They met in small groups from 7:30 am on […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Movements expected today last day to submit candidatures for October presidential election

On the official schedule of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Today Monday 31 August is a busy day with no less than twelve candidates on the agenda, not counting those, already registered, who have to come and deposit the missing documents in their files. If the final filings go as planned, a total of thirty-six […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Court confirms former President Laurent Gbagbo’s withdrawal from electoral list

Former President Laurent Gbagbo has indeed been removed from the Ivorian electoral list. The court upheld the Independent Electoral Commission’s decision last week. No appeal is possible before an Ivorian court. As he is no longer a voter, he cannot be a candidate. With five days to go before the deadline for submitting applications, a […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Four dead in protests against Ouattara’s candidacy

Demonstrations erupted in Abidjan and the interior of the country following the candidacy of President Alassane Ouattara for the October election. The opposition party PDCI even speaks of nearly 90 people injured in the town of Daoukro alone. Groups close to the opposition had again called on civil society to protest throughout the country. However, […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Opposition parties unanimous on withdrawal of Alassane Ouattara’s candidacy and change in the electoral Commission

In Côte d’Ivoire, the opposition is rising to the challenge together. Several political platforms close to Henri Konan Bédié, Laurent Gbagbo, Guillaume Soro or Charles Blé Goudé expressed themselves this Wednesday, August 12. By common agreement, these movements demanded the withdrawal of Alassane Ouattara’s candidacy and profound changes to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) as […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Henri Konan Bédié elected PDCI candidate in the October presidential elections

Henri Konan Bédié has been elected PDCI candidate in the presidential election of October. The former Ivorian head of state was acclaimed with nearly 100% of the votes cast at the fragmented conventions of his party held this weekend. This score comes as no surprise as the opponent was the only candidate in the running. […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Former Minister Marcel Amon Tanoh to run for October presidential election

Alassane Ouattara’s former relative, Marcel Amon Tanoh, announced his candidacy for the presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire. Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, he has not yet specified the political movement to which he will join in this election. Former Foreign Minister Marcel Amon Tanoh, a former close to President Alassane Ouattara, declared himself a candidate […]

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Côte d’Ivoire paid national tribute to Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly

Côte d’Ivoire on Tuesday paid national tribute to Prime Minister and presidential candidate Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who died on 8 July of a heart attack at the age of 61, during a ceremony at the presidential palace in Abidjan. Côte d’Ivoire paid tribute to its Prime Minister. The national funeral of Amadou Gon Coulibaly took […]

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