Tagged: democratization in Cote d’Ivoire

Cote d'Ivoire's founding father Felix Houphouet-Boigny, seated, shakes hands with then-prime minister Alassane Ouattara

President Alassane Ouattara’s express bio

  BY JIBRIL TURE Alassane Ouattara was born in 1942 in Dimbokro, northern Cote d’Ivoire. He earned his High School Diploma at age 20 in Ouagadougou, the capital of then-Upper Volta, now Burkina Faso....

Then-President Laurent Gbagbo during an official visit in West Africa in 2010

The rise and fall of Laurent Gbagbo

Laurent Gbagbo, who was a lightweight politician until October 2000, owes his rise to the presidency that year to a man that some in Cote d’Ivoire believe has died in the hands of Gbagbo’s...