Category: Politics

Samir Salifou
Master of Public Policy candidate at the University of Virginia's Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy.

The shackles of African neocolonialism

By Samir Salifou Democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa has followed a slow, arduous and sometimes painful path. After achieving independence in the 1960s, most African states have not fully transitioned to democracy. In some instances...

Cote d'Ivoire's founding father Felix Houphouet-Boigny, seated, shakes hands with then-prime minister Alassane Ouattara

President Alassane Ouattara’s express bio

  BY JIBRIL TURE Alassane Ouattara was born in 1942 in Dimbokro, northern Cote d’Ivoire. He earned his High School Diploma at age 20 in Ouagadougou, the capital of then-Upper Volta, now Burkina Faso....