Tag: Alassane Ouattara

West Africa renames CFA franc but keeps it pegged to euro, what you need to know…

West Africa’s monetary union has agreed with France to rename its CFA franc the Eco and cut some of the financial links with Paris that have underpinned the region’s common currency since its creation soon World War Two.

President Ouattara dissolves Ivory Coast’s government, what you need to know

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara dissolved the government on Wednesday, according to a statement from the presidency, amid tensions with his party’s partner in the governing coalition. Prime Minister Amadou...

French Premier Emmanuel Macron’s Africa tour, what he needs to address

Macron and the metro could be on track in Africa.

U.S. signs $524.7MN investment compact with Ivory Coast

The Millennium Challenge Corporation, the U.S. government’s main development fund, said on Tuesday it had signed a $524.7 million investment compact with Ivory Coast to build schools and improve roads around the...

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara replaces key ministers in reshuffle

 Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara replaced 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...

Côte d'Ivoire President names new government

The cabinet was reduced to 28 ministers from 35 in the previous government and includes seven new members.

Op-Ed: How to read Côte d'Ivoire's legislative election results

Over the medium-term, the president’s legislative clout is reason to expect further streamlining of the business and investment environment.