Cote d’Ivoire: Protests Against Ouattara’s Candidacy

A few minutes after the incumbent made known his intention to run for third term, hundreds of protesters took to the streets.

Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets in major towns of the country to protest against President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term despite an early announcement that he will step down at the end of his second mandate. On Thursday, July 6, 2020, President Ouattara in a nationwide address took many by surprise by announcing his candidacy. “I have…

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