Le diplomate a precise que la cooperation entre la Cote d'Ivoire et le Maroc est une belle histoire d'amitie et de fraternite qui a commence avec le President Felix Houphouet-Boigny
et Sa Majeste le Roi Hassan II qui ont tisse des liens forts entre les deux pays.
A similar syndrome affected Milton Obote (Uganda), Hastings Banda (Malawi), Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe), Daniel arap Moi (Kenya), the Emperor Bokassa (Central African Republic), Omar Bongo (Gabon), Felix Houphouet-Boigny
(Ivory Coast) and many others.
Togo and Burkina Faso will miss out of this year's edition billed for the Felix Houphouet-Boigny
and Robert Champroux stadia.
Arriving at 4 pm at Abidjan's Felix Houphouet-Boigny
Airport, President Weah was welcomed by President Ouattara and later received in audience at the presidential palace in the Plateau by his Ivorian counterpart.
You've referred to Gabonese President Omar Bongo as "Papa", and the Ivorian President Felix Houphouet-Boigny
was known to call you "my little one".
The president briefed the Emir on the progress achieved in the fields of economy and democracy, the fight against poverty and terrorism, national reconciliation and peace - values dear to late president Felix Houphouet-Boigny
The late-not-so-great Felix Houphouet-Boigny
may have been the first leader of the newly independent Ivory Coast in 1959, but he clung to power and in his waning years, moved the capital from Abidjan to Yamoussoukro, the village where he was born.
All eyes will be focused on the recently renovated national stadium, Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny
, hosting its first match of the campaign.
Kouadjo Hilaire, a professor at Felix Houphouet-Boigny
University in Abidjan and a 2009-2010 Fulbright alumnus, said, "it was really great to bring so many who benefited from these programs together to start thinking of what they might do together."
But at the heart of the CNOCICI programme was a number of academic colloquia held in inland Cote d'Ivoire between March and August that had the objective of drawing lessons from the past in order to prepare for the future, to 'correct the failures committed by the father of independence, Felix Houphouet-Boigny
', (4) and more generally to counter a popular and nostalgic attitude of 'before, when all was well' (Ake and Kipre 2011: 8).