January 10, 2017 / 6:52 PM / 3 years ago

Ivory Coast's Ouattara names close ally as new PM

Amadou Gon Coulibaly reads a declaration at the presidential palace in Abidjan, January 6, 2016. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara has named Amadou Gon Coulibaly, a close political ally, as the West African nation’s new prime minister, the government said on its official Twitter account.

Coulibaly had been serving as an adviser to the president, in the role of secretary-general.

Reporting by Joe Bavier; editing by Edward McAllister and Gareth Jones

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