Breaking: Ivory Coast President Sacks Prime Minister, Dissolves Cabinet

Breaking: Ivory Coast President Sacks Prime Minister, Dissolves Cabinet

  • Ivory Coast Prime Minister, Patrick Achi was unseated by the country's president on Friday, October 6
  • President Alassane Ouattara sacked the PM and announced the upcoming formation of a new government
  • Ouattara took this decision just two years before the next presidential elections in Ivory Coast

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Côte d'Ivoire, Yamoussoukro - On Friday, October 6, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara dismissed his prime minister, Patrick Achi.

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, Prime Minister Patrick Achi
Ivory Coast's President has removed the country's Prime Minister and announced the formation of a new government. Photo credit: @AOuattara_PRCI
Source: Twitter

Reuters reported that Ouattara unseated his PM and announced the upcoming formation of a new government, two years before the next presidential elections.

Bloomberg reported also that Ouattara signed a decree “ending the duties of the prime minister, who is the head of the government, as well as those of the members of the government”, according to a statement read by presidential secretary general Abdourahmane Cisse.

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However, the head of state expressed “his gratitude to Prime Minister Patrick Achi and all the members of government for their service to the nation over the last years”.

Meanwhile, Ivory Coast will hold a presidential election in 2025. Ouattara, who was re-elected in 2020, has not yet said whether he will run again.

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In another development, reported that Itte finally left the Niger Republic one month after the military government that took over power from deposed President Mohamed Bazoum ordered his expulsion.

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It was gathered that Itte left Niger Republic on Wednesday morning, September 27.

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The coup leader in the Niger Republic ordered Itte to leave the landlocked West African country within 48 hours.

The foreign ministry disclosed this in a statement on Friday, August 25.

According to the statement, the decision was taken partly due to Itte’s refusal to respond to an invitation to a meeting with the minister of foreign affairs.

France evacuates citizens from Niger Republic

France has announced the evacuation of its citizens and other European nationals from the Niger Republic following the dramatic coup by the military.

The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs disclosed this in a statement, adding that the evacuation commences today, Tuesday, August 1.


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