Guillaume Soro

By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Aug 7th, 2012
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Hamed Bakayoko told Radio France International (RFI) he believed the attackers received their orders from Gbagbo loyalists in neighbouring Ghana. One assailant was also killed in the gun battle on Monday in the Riviera district of Abidjan, the main city. Ivory Coast is recovering from months of unres...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
May 10th, 2012
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After a year in office, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara is betting a rapid revival of the West African nation’s economy will help heal lingering divisions following a decade of political deadlock and armed conflict. The results so far have been impressive, with faster-than-expected reco...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Mar 14th, 2012
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Abidjan – Ivory Coast’s president Alassane Ouattara took the crucial post of defence minister in a new government which was unveiled on Tuesday. Prime Minister Jeannot Ahoussou-Kouadio will also serve as justice minister in the new cabinet, the presidency said in a statement. The announce...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Dec 14th, 2011
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Abidjan – Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s party was on the cusp of an outright parliamentary majority on Wednesday that may put its political alliances to the test. With results in for 228 of the 255 seats in the legislature, public television said Ouattara’s Rally of Repu...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Aug 6th, 2011
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A bus plunged into the lagoon in Ivory Coast’s commercial capital Abidjan on Friday morning, killing 37 of its 47 passengers, a government spokeswoman said. Witnesses and rescuers at the scene of the accident said the bus smashed into two cars on a bridge stretching over the lagoon and was sent...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
May 23rd, 2011
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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara confirmed on Sunday he plans to keep former rebel leader Guillaume Soro as his prime minister and defence minister. Ouattara was inaugurated as president on Saturday in a ceremony most Ivorians hope will end a decade of conflict and put the formerly prosperous ...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
May 1st, 2011
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“PRESI! Prési!” they cry delightedly, as Alassane Ouattara, at long last their sole and undisputed president, sweeps through the cavernous entrance hall of the Hôtel du Golf in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire’s main city. A lean man, looking far younger than his 69 years, he acknowledges their greeting with a...
By benim
In Article
Apr 28th, 2011
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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – State television said renegade warlord Ibrahim “IB” Coulibaly, a two-time coup plotter who began the pro-democracy battle for Abidjan, was killed in fighting Wednesday night with one-time allies turned enemy. He died after his top aide said Coulibaly’s troops ...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Apr 27th, 2011
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Abidjan – Ivory Coast’s new government said on Tuesday it had launched a preliminary investigation against ousted strongman Laurent Gbagbo for “crimes and offences” committed by his regime. “Preliminary investigations are under way over the crimes and offences committed ...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Apr 27th, 2011
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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – Forces behind Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara attacked positions held by a warlord who helped fight to put him in power, the renegade’s chief aide said Wednesday. Felix Anoble said that Ibrahim “IB” Coulibaly’s forces were attacked early ...