Hamed Bakayoko named as Prime Minister of Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast‘s Defence Minister, Hamed Bakayoko has been named as the Prime Minister of the country. He was presently serving as the as interim PM of the country since the sudden death of former Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly.

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Hamed Bakayoko was a founding member of the Rally of the Republicans (RDR) party and was also in charge of the party’s daily newspaper, Le Patriote. He also served as the minister of new information and communication technology from 2003 to 2011 in the national unity government. He has also been a mayor of Abobo, one of most populous districts of the country, since 2018.

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  • President of Ivory Coast: Alassane Ouattara; Capital: Yamoussoukro.

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