have your say on politics

Alassane Ouattara

Alassane Dramane Ouattara is an Ivorian politician and president of the Rally of the Republicans (RDR), an Ivorian political party. As the RDR leader and candidate, he was a candidate in the 2010 Côte d'Ivoire presidential election, where he was one of the top two candidates in the first round of voting. In the second round, he faced incumbent Laurent Gbagbo; Ouattara, as of March 2011, asserts that he won this election and is the elected President of Côte d'Ivoire. Many sovereign authorities outside Côte d'Ivoire accept the validity of Ouattara's claim; however, the other candidate, Gbagbo, had not accepted this claim as of March 2011, leading to a major political crisis in this sub-Saharan African nation.
Ouattara was the unelected Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire from November 1990 to December 1993; under the national constitution in effect at that time, he was appointed to the post by the late President Félix Houphouët-Boigny. A technocrat, Ouattara trained as an economist and worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

Hide Description
2015
2010
2014
Do you support it?
YesNo
No votes yet
Le Président élu de la Guinée Bissau à Abidjan pour «remercier» Alassane ...
2014-06-11
Le nouveau Président élu de la Guinée-Bissau, José Mario Vaz, a remercié, mercredi soir, à Abidjan, le Chef de l'Etat ivoirien Alassane Ouattara pour avoir « fait beaucoup » dans la réussite de la transition Bissau-guinéenne marquée par son élection en ...
(Agence de Presse Africaine)
  1. Côte d'Ivoire-Guinée Bissau : En visite à Abidjan, Ouattara prévient Vaz que sa ...
  2. Arrivée à Abidjan du nouveau Président bissau-guinéen pour une visite de ...

Do you support it?
YesNo
No votes yet
Sommet de la CEDEAO : Alassane Ouattara va passer la main de la présidence
2014-03-28
Le 44e sommet de la Communauté économique des Etats d'Afrique de l'ouest (CEDEAO) s'est ouvert, ce vendredi, dans la capitale de la Côte d'Ivoire, Yamoussoukro. Les chefs d'Etat et de gouvernement de la région se sont donnés rendez-vous jusqu'à ...
(Abidjan.net)

    Do you support it?
    YesNo
    No votes yet
    Alassane Ouattara et Blé Goudé se disputent la Une des journaux ivoiriens
    2014-03-12
    L'audience du Président Alassane Ouattara accordée à son homologue béninois, Thomas Yayi Boni et les supposées images dégradantes de l'ex-leader de la jeunesse pro-Gbagbo, Charles Blé Goudé, constituent les faits majeurs traités par les journaux ...
    (Agence de Presse Africaine)
    1. Des secrets de la DST livrés, un ministre tombe le masque
    2. Des «images» de Charles Blé Goudé divisent les journaux ivoiriens
    3. Côte d'Ivoire : Photos de Blé Goudé et Dibopieu en prison

    2013
    Do you support it?
    YesNo
    No votes yet
    Côte d'Ivoire : A Kaduna, Alassane Ouattara parraine une cérémonie militaire et ...
    2013-09-15
    COMMUNIQUE DE LA PRÉSIDENCE TRANSMIS A KOACI.COM POUR DIFFUSION ([email protected]) - Le Chef de l'Etat a parrainé la cérémonie de sortie des Officiers de l'Académie Nigériane de Défense de Kaduna et a été fait Docteur Honoris CAUSA ...
    (Koaci)
    1. Ouattara distingué docteur honoris causa de l'Académie nigériane de défense ...

    Do you support it?
    YesNo
    No votes yet
    Gbagbo ally says he fears torture if returned to Ivory Coast
    2013-06-12
    He said he fled to Ghana shortly before the downfall of Gbagbo because he heard that he and former interior minister Desire Tagro were to be killed by those loyal to President Alassane Ouattara. Tagro died in mysterious circumstances at the time of ...
    (GlobalPost)
    1. Cote d'Ivoire charges Gbagbo ally with 'plotting' against state
    2. Court says case against Gbagbo can go ahead
    3. ICC denies challenge from Laurent Gbagbo

    Do you support it?
    YesNo
    No votes yet
    Coalition of various military contingents to liberate Mali
    2013-01-21
    "The West African force will ensure that the terrorist groups are completely pushed out of Mali," Cote d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara told his ECOWAS colleagues during the meeting in Abidjan. Ouattara noted that the rebels in Northern Mali were ...
    (Xinhua)
    1. Mali, French Forces Take Second Town in Insurgents' Fight
    2. Northern Malians hope for quick military enforcement
    3. West African bloc seeks urgent UN aid for Mali force

    2012
    Do you support it?
    YesNo
    No votes yet
    West African (15)
    2012-05-04
    West African bloc says forces heading to Mali, but questions about financing deployment remain (Sun Sentinel)
    West African bloc prepares to send troops into Mali and Guinea-Bissau (The Christian Science Monitor)
    West African leaders slam coup leaders in Mali, Guinea-Bissau (Lebanon Daily Star)
    Excerpt: Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, the current chair of ECOWAS, said the ongoing instability in Mali threatens the peace of the entire region. "We would like for all the new Malian leaders to work together for a reunified Mali," he said, adding that... (Read article)

    Do you support it?
    YesNo
    No votes yet
    Detained Guinea-Bissau Leaders Leave Country (5)
    2012-04-27
    2 detained Guinea-Bissau leaders leave country (The Guardian, Miami Herald, Arizona Daily Star, The Southern, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
    Excerpt: "It's also our country and we are waiting," Pereira told reporters after thanking Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara for his help. Gomes did not address the crowd that gathered ahead of their arrival. Ivory Coast's president is the current... (Read article)

    Do you support it?
    YesNo
    No votes yet
    Ivory Coast (12)
    2012-04-26
    Ivory Coast militia leader is willing to face trial, says lawyer (The Guardian)
    Attack in western Ivory Coast kills at least five (Reuters UK)
    Ivory Coast growth to accelerate to 7.5% (Independent Online)
    Excerpt: But fiery speeches also targeted northern Ivorians who shared the ethnicity of the poll victor, Alassane Ouattara, and mobs of Young Patriots carried out lynchings known as "Article 320" – named after the cost of a litre of fuel and matches... (Read article)

    2011
    Do you support it?
    YesNo
    No votes yet
    Ivory Coast Investigation (5)
    2011-06-23
    ICC prosecutor asks judges for authorization to open Ivory Coast war crimes investigation (Brandon Sun, Brandon Sun)
    ICC's Ivory Coast war crimes investigation approved (UPI)
    International court prosecutors to seek authorization for Ivory Coast investigation (Brandon Sun)
    Excerpt: THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Criminal Court prosecutor has asked judges for authorization to open an investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in the aftermath of Ivory Coast's presidential... (Read article)

    Do you support it?
    YesNo
    No votes yet
    Gbagbo detained by opposition forces and taken to meet Ouattara in Ivory Coast hotel
    2011-04-11
    Laurent Gbagbo, the incumbent president of Ivory Coast, is being taken to a hotel in the capital Abidjan to meet with internationally recognised leader Alassane Ouattara after the beseiged ruler was detained by forces loyal to the opposition.
    Read article (Wikinews)

    Do you support it?
    YesNo
    No votes yet
    Forces loyal to Ouattara plan to seal Ivory Coast border
    2011-03-30
    After a battle for the Ivory Coast town of, armed forces loyal to president-elect Alassane Ouattara have announced an effort to seal the border between the Ivory Coast and Liberia.
    Read article (Wikinews)

    2010
    2005
    2010
    Do you support it?
    YesNo
    1 votes
    Alassane Ouattara 'wins' Ivory Coast presidential election
    2010-12-04
    Alassane Ouattara won the Ivory Coast's presidential run-off election on Thursday according to the country's electoral commission. However the Constitutional Council has contested the announcement. Ouattara was the challenger in the run-off against President Laurent Gbagbo. Supporters of Gbagbo have claimed that the vote should be blocked because of fraud in the north of the country.
    Read article (Wikinews)