Ivory coast President names new govt; key positions unchanged | Top News

Ivory coast President names new govt; key positions unchanged | Top News


ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara named a new government on Tuesday, but the key positions of finance, defence and agriculture were unchanged, a presidential spokesman said.

Ivorian President, Alassane Ouattara, speaks during the opening ceremony of the Senate in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Ouattara dissolved the administration last week because of a row within his ruling coalition. [nL8N1U033L]

Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly will retain the finance portfolio, Hamed Bakayoko retains defence and Mamadou Coulibaly Sangafowa remains agriculture minister.

Writing by Tim Cocks; editing by Andrew Roche



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