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Ivorian Ex-international, Didier Drogba has said his future is not in politics and the possibility of joining government despite George Weah's appeal is not visible. The former Chelsea ace turned down calls by the Liberian counterpart to join in salvaging Ivorian politics from the hands of oppressive leadership.

“In September 2002 a troop mutiny escalated into a full-scale rebellion, voicing the ongoing discontent of northern Muslims who felt they were being discriminated against in Ivorian politics. Thousands were killed in the conflict. Although most of the fighting ended in 2004, Ivory Coast remained tense and ...
Julien Kouaho, an author who has written about Ivorian politics, said the rebellion needed to be resolved quickly or the nation's economy and political system would suffer. “The government must take this seriously,” he said. “The military is not made to be in the streets, but in the barracks.” The actions of the ...
This will become an increasingly likely event as Ouattara, with whom he has had a working alliance, exits the political stage in 2020. Consequently, Soro has refused to rule out a future role in Ivorian politics, and his ambitions may extend to the presidency, or at least to controlling the person in office.
“The sense in Ivorian politics was that Laurent and Simone Gbagbo really worked in lockstep,” he says. “This was very much a partnership and as long as Laurent was in power, Simone would benefit enormously.” Simone and Laurent Gbagbo. Gbagbo, left, and husband Laurent, center, arriving at a concert ...
The case goes deep into Ivorian politics and marks the cruel culmination of a decade-long rivalry between two men - ousted president Gbagbo and the current President Alassane Ouattara. Gbagbo, who had been in power since 2000, considered himself the winner of the presidential elections in late 2010.
This is a guest post by Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, a journalist and adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Ivorian politics are colorful. Yet it may still surprise some that a court in the Ivory Coast sentenced former First Lady Simone Gbagbo to twenty years in prison for her ...
It claims that Ouattara “introduced violence [and] tribalism” into Ivorian politics. Of course, this ignores the role of FPI leaders in human rights abuses following their electoral victory in 2000, when Ouattara was denied the right to take part in both presidential and legislative elections and security forces violently suppressed ...


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