Cote d'Ivoire: Disagreement in Govt Led to Dissolution

The sacking of the Ivorian government in a row over a new marriage law followed a major dissent within the coalition government of President Alassane Ouattara and former President Henri Konan Bédié.

President Alassane Ouattara and former President Henri K Bedié.

  • Cote d'Ivoire:  Ouatarra Dissolves Govt

    Radio France Internationale, 15 November 2012

    The Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has dissolved his cabinet. The Jeannot Ahoussou Kouadio-led cabinet was formed in March 2011. It is not yet known when a new government will ... read more »

  • Cote d'Ivoire:  President Ouattara Vows to Fire Corrupt Ministers (document)

    United States Embassy, 15 March 2012

    "Good governance: Ministers warned against any mistake," says a front-page headline in Fraternite Matin which quotes President Alssane Ouattara calling on the members of the new ... read more »

  • Cote d'Ivoire:  PM Forms New Cabinet (press release)

    United States Embassy, 14 March 2012

    The composition of the new government, formed Tuesday by the new Prime Minister, Jeannot Ahoussou Kouadio, is the subject of front-page stories in many Ivorian dailies including ... read more »

  • Cote d'Ivoire:  Prime Minister Guillaume Soro Resigns (press release)

    United States Embassy, 12 March 2012

    With a picture of the prime minister on its front page, Nord-Sud Quotidien carries a banner headline announcing that "Soro will resign today." According to the paper (p. 2), the ... read more »

  • Cote d'Ivoire:  Speculation on Composition of Next Govt (press release)

    United States Embassy, 12 March 2012

    A prominent headline in Le Patriote (p. 1) claims that "there will not be much change" in the next government. The paper (p. 2) goes on to speculate that President Ouattara has ... read more »