Ivory Coast former prime minister, Charles Konan Banny died in a Paris hospital on Friday after contracting Covid-19, close aides said.
Charles Konan Banny was in office from 2005-2007, was being treated at the American Hospital in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine after contracting the disease in Ivory Coast.
Former Prime Minister, Guillaume Soro said ” He changed my perception of Ivorian politics and of some of its actors,”
A member of the Ivoirian Democratic Party (PDCI), French-educated banker Konan Banny became prime minister in December 2005 under a UN resolution. He served until April 2007.
Banny was named head of the Commission for Dialogue, Truth and Reconciliation in 2011 after an electoral crisis left 3,000 people dead
The father-of-four had previously held the post of governor of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO).
He ran for president, unsuccessfully, in 2015 against current incumbent Alassane Ouattara.
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