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Death of Gon Coulibaly: Ouattara decrees eight days of national mourning

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The President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, issued a decree on Thursday, 9 July 2020 declaring an eight-day national mourning period, from July 10 to 17, 2020, the day after the death of the Ivorian Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly .

“It is declared eight days of national mourning, from Friday July 10 to Friday July 17, 2020, due to the death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly”, indicates a decree signed by the Head of State Alassane Ouattara.  

During this period of national mourning, the country’s flags will be flown at half-mast throughout the territory and in Ivory Coast embassies abroad, underlines the decree of which APA (African Press Agency) has received a copy.

Evacuated to France for a medical check-up in early May 2020, Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, returned to Abidjan on July 2. Three days after his arrival, he returned to work. And, it was Wednesday July 8 that he died after the traditional Council of Ministers.

He left his family at the age of 61. Closer to M. Ouattara for thirty years, Amadou Gon Coulibaly was the candidate of the Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (Rhdp, power) for the presidential election of October 31, 2020. 

– APA

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