Ouattara to be sworn in tomorrow, the list of attendees

Sorry for the lack of updates these past few days, work and different professional projects have taken all my time and energy in the past few weeks.

On a brighter note, the investiture ceremony is to take place at 10:30 am (1030 GMT) in the political capital Yamoussoukro.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of the foreign attendees, based on various sources:

Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria, Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

James Victor Gbeho, President of the ECOWAS Commission

Théodoro Obiang N’guema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea, Chairperson of the African Union

Jean Ping, Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union

Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union

José Manuel Barroso, European Commission President

Donald Kaberuka, Head of the African Bank of Development


Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of Mauritania

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa

Idriss Deby Itno, President of Chad

Blaise Compaoré, President of Burkina Faso

Jakaya Kikwete, President of Tanzania

Atta Mills, President of Ghana

Helen Sirleaf, President of Liberia

Alpha Condé, President of Guinea

Mamadou Issoufou, President of Niger

Amadou Toumani Touré, President of Mali

Abdoulaye Wade, President of Senegal

Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France

Boni Yayi, President of Benin

Malam Bacaï Sanha, President of Guinée-Bissau

Paul Biya, President of Cameroun

Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of Congo

Ali Bongo, President of Gabon


Raila Odinga, Prime Minister of Kenya

Alain Juppé, French Minister of Foreign Affairs

Henri de Raincourt, French Minister for Cooperation

Brooke D. Anderson, American diplomat

Julia Stanley, United States Chargé d’Affaires

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