President Alassane Ouattara announced that Ivory Coast’s prime minister resigned on Wednesday and a new “streamlined” government will take shape next week. The AFP news agency reports that speaking at the opening of outgoing Prime Minister Patrick Achi’s last cabinet meeting, Ouattara said he had accepted the government’s resignation and would “from next week appoint a new prime minister. He also said that he had “decided to reduce the number of government ministers in order to strengthen government effectiveness and bearing in mind the current world economic situation”.
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