Ivory Coast Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Ivory Coast, Hamed Bakayoko, has died at the age of 55 due to cancer. Hamed was named prime minister in July 2020 following the sudden death of his predecessor, Amadou Gon Coulibaly. President of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, (from Rally of the Republicans party) has named Patrick Achi as interim prime minister of the country in place of Bakayoko. Patrick Achi was serving as the chief of defence staff of the country.

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