10 August 2020,   19:29
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Amadou Gon Coulibaly - Prime Minister of Ivory Coast die after cabinet meeting

Ivory Coast’s Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly has died after falling ill at a ministerial meeting.


The 61-year-old had been chosen as the ruling party’s candidate for October’s presidential election, after Alassane Ouattara said he would not seek a third term in office.


Gon Coulibaly had only just returned from France where he had received two-months" heart treatment.


President Ouattara said the country was in mourning.


He said Gon Coulibaly had become unwell during a weekly cabinet meeting and was taken to hospital where he later died.


His death creates huge uncertainty over the election.

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