Cote d'Ivoire Gets Third Prime Minister in Nine Months

Patrick Achi has been appointed temporary interim prime minister, replacing Hamed Bakayoko who died in Germany on March 10, 2021. Bakayoko became prime minister in July 2020 after the sudden death of Amadou Gon Coulibaly who served as prime minister from January 2017 until July 2020. President Alassane Ouattara's brother, Tene Birahima Ouattara, has been appointed as defence minister, a position held concurrently by Bakayoko.

Vue of Plateau, a business area in Abidjan.

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