IVORY COAST PRIME MINISTER COULIBALY BURIED AFTER SHOCK DEATH

Written by on July 19, 2020

Ivory Coast’s Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly was buried in a private ceremony at the end of a week of national mourning triggered by a death that stunned the West African country.

The 61-year-old, who had heart surgery in 2012, became unwell during a weekly cabinet meeting and was taken to a hospital where he passed away on July 8.

He was buried on Friday in the family tomb in his home town of Korhogo, the main city in the country’s north, a source close to his family said.

Funeral prayers were said earlier in the city’s main mosque, with several hundred mourners, including 78-year-old President Alassane Ouattara i


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