July 30, 2020

Ivory Coast names new prime minister after successor’s death

Abidjan (AFP) – Ivory Coast’s defence minister, Hamed Bakayoko, was named prime minister on Thursday after acting as interim premier in the three weeks since the sudden death of his predecessor, the presidency announced.Considered a close associate of President Alassane Ouattara and a pillar of the ruling regime, Bakayoko, 55, has had the defence portfolio since 2017, after serving as interior minister from 2011.He has also been mayor of Abobo, one of the West African country’s most populous districts, since 2018.”The President of the Republic has signed a decree appointing Mr. Hamed Bakayoko …

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