Ivory Coast vote: Two ex-presidents team up against Ouattara
09 March 2021 | 9:00 am
Voters in Ivory Coast are electing a new parliament, with two former presidents hoping to keep the allies of the current leader, Alassane Ouattara, from claiming "absolute power."
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