Les competitions se disputeront sur six stades: Felix Houphouet-Boigny
, le Champroux,, le Parc des Sports (Abidjan), le stade Victor Biaka Boda (Gagnoa), le stade Auguste Denise (San Pedro) et du stade municipal de Yamoussoukro.
Togo and Burkina Faso will miss out of this year's edition billed for the Felix Houphouet-Boigny
and Robert Champroux stadia.
These relations were reinforced in the 70s when Adolphus Tolbert married Desiree Delafosse, goddaughter of Houphouet-Boigny
, first president of the Ivory Coast.
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".
Philippine Deputy Permanent Delegate to UNESCO Hendrik Garcia shall serve as Vice President with Cote d'Ivoire Ambassador Denise Houphouet-Boigny
Yacoub Mohamed Bamba, a language and literature student at Felix Houphouet-Boigny
University, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.
HH the Emir was presented with the progress achieved in the fields of economy and democracy, the fight against poverty and terrorism, national reconciliation and peace, knowing that all these values were dear to the late President Felix Houphouet-Boigny
. The two leaders confirmed their desire to promote a united and more cohesive Africa, and the importance of preparing itself to combat new forms of crime, being terrorism, cyber-crimes, sea piracy and drug trafficking.
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 ugly precedence in Cote D'ivore was set by Felix Houphouet-Boigny
who was President of the country for 33 years.
All eyes will be focused on the recently renovated national stadium, Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny
, hosting its first match of the campaign.