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Alassane Ouattara

15 Dec 2020
Alassane Ouattara has begun his third term as president of the Ivory Coast. His win continues to be disputed by the opposition, but in his speech Ouattara called for help from his opponents to defuse the situation. Also, more than 300 schoolboys are still missing in Nigeria, after armed kidnappers captured hundreds of children from a high school in the country's north. And as the Central African Republic gets ready to hold presidential and legislative elections, our correspondents meet with the women who are aiming to bring more female representation to the government.
3 Nov 2020
Ivory Coast votes in a tense election after an opposition boycott and clashes over President Alassane Ouattara's contested attempt to secure a third term. Violence in the run-up to the vote has killed scores of people.
3 Nov 2020
In the aftermath of the tense presidential election, residents of Cocody, a commune of Abidjan, described polling stations as "broken" and witnessed "clashes". The outcome of the violence, which was numerous in the southern half of the country, is not immediately known, but both the opposition and the government have spoken of "deaths". The opposition had called on the population to boycott the election and to protest against the candidacy of Alassane Ouattara, who is seeking a third term.
24 Oct 2020
On October 31, Ivorians will elect a new leader. President Alassane Ouattara is running for a third controversial term. The opposition is urging supporters to shun the poll — a political crisis appears imminent.
9 Aug 2020
In Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara has announced he will run for a third term as president. This follows the recent sudden death of his prime minister, who had been due to run as the ruling party's candidate. Also, bail has been denied to Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin'ono, who was arrested at anti-government protests last Friday. Other high-profile protesters have been speaking out against rising authoritarianism in Harare. And we take a look at how those in Kenya's Maasai Mara are struggling to get by without tourists.
9 Jul 2020
The prime minister was expected to lead the party in October’s presidential election. President Alassane Ouattara said the country was in mourning.
11 Jul 2019
Following a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara says he hopes the Elephants will win a third Africa Cup of Nations trophy after they beat Mali 1-0 to qualify for the quarterfinals.
13 Nov 2018
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara met with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday (November 12) on the sidelines of Paris Peace Forum.

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