Government in Côte d'Ivoire

  • Ivory Coast's Ouattara replaces key ministers in reshuffle

    ABIDJAN, 2017/07/20 Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara restored ministers in charge of defence, budget and the interior on Wednesday in a reshuffle of key cabinet positions following months of unrest, a government official announced in a statement. The world's top cocoa producer has endured waves of army mutinies and public sector strikes this year that have cost it hundreds of millions of dollars in pay-outs and squeezed a budget by presently under stress from a drop in export revenues.
  • Ivory Coast's prime minister and government resign

    ABIDJAN, 2016/01/07 Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan submitted his and his government's resignation on Wednesday, as the country's president pushes for reforms in the West African country. "At the last 2015 cabinet conference on December 23 you expressed your wish to inject a new dynamic into government action," Duncan told President Alassane Ouattara before what was meant to be the initial cabinet conference of the year. "In view of this, and as you embark on your second term, I would like, as tradition demands, to present to you my resignation as prime minister."
  • Alassane Ouattara is tipped to win the presidential election in Ivory Coast,

    ABIDJAN, 2015/10/31 Incumbent President Alassane Ouattara is tipped to win the presidential election in Ivory Coast, but results are not in from presently on. Still, one significant albeit preliminary figure has been put out by the electoral commission. The rumor mill is in full spin. Initial results for the Ivory Coast presidential election had been predicted for Monday afternoon (27.10.2015). A day later, people are still waiting, particularly the anxious observers in Abidjan, the country's commercial hub. Two days next the polls, incumbent President Alassane Ouattara is still expected to win, because part of the opposition had called for a boycott in August. The remaining parties failed to acknowledge on a candidate.
  • Ivory Coast Needs a Transition Phase

    CôTE D'IVOIRE, 2015/03/31 The apparent calm in the West African country is deceptive. A lot of unresolved issues have created seething tensions that make the likelihood of renewed violence real. A transitional phase is required, for all actors to prioritize the birth of a new arrangement and prepare a new electoral cycle by building on completed failures. Although the national reconciliation process is a fiasco, the deeply fractured Ivory Coast is mulling a presidential election in 2015. The subject is raising a lot of controversies as some argue that a presidential election is inappropriate and others claim that it would end the current crisis. At least seven candidates have by presently made known their intentions to contest the ballot if it takes place.
  • Mr. Doudou Diene, says Cote d’Ivoire must adopt urgent reforms

    ABIDJAN, 2014/02/27 A UN human rights expert, Mr. Doudou Diene, says Cote d’Ivoire must adopt urgent reforms before the presidential elections in October. Mr. Diene made the statement on Tuesday at the UN headquarters in New York following a 13-day official visit to the country. The expert, who is charged by the UN Human Rights Council to monitor, statement and advise on the situation of human rights in Cote d’Ivoire, urged the Ivorian authorities to accelerate the resolution of substantive issues, inclunding the reform of the Independent Electoral Commission and the updating of the electoral inventory.
  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.