Ivory Coast Prime Minister Patrick Achi returns home after medical treatment in France

Ivory Coast Prime Minister Patrick Achi returned home on Friday after receiving medical treatment in France, a source close to his office said.

No information was given on the health of the 65-year-old after his four days in France, and Ivorian authorities declined to comment when AFP reached out.

On Thursday, political sources said Achi was undergoing medical treatment in France after an intestinal haemorrhage.

A seasoned government figure close to President Alassane Ouattara, Achi has become the West African country’s third prime minister last year after his two predecessors passed away.

He was confirmed in late March and replaced Hamed Bakayoko, 56, who had flown to Germany with cancer and died two days later.

Bakayoko took office in July 2020 after Amadou Gon Coulibaly died of heart problems at the age of 61.

The former French colony is still recovering from a violent presidential election last October that claimed nearly 100 lives.


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