Ivory Coast's Ouattara Downplays Political Rift as New Government Meets

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara sought to play down divisions within his ruling coalition on Wednesday, calling on Ivorians to maintain the country's hard-won peace ahead of 2020 elections that many fear could again turn violent. Ouattara re-jigged his government this week because of a row between his RDR party and its governing partner, former President Henri Konan Bedie's PDCI, although the changes announced on Tuesday turned out to be largely cosmetic. "I hear talk here and there that there are political tensions," he said after his new administration's first...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Wednesday, 11 July

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