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Ivory Coast’s prime minister, Bakayoko dies in Germany

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Hamed Bakayoko

Ivory Coast’s Prime Minister, Hamed Bakayoko, died Wednesday following a treatment for cancer in Germany.

The late prime minister turned 56 on Monday.

Ivory Coast President, Alassane Ouattara, disclosed this in a statement read on public television RTI.

He said: “my son (Hamed Bakayoko) and close collaborator torn from us too soon.”

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Bakayoko was appointed the prime minister in July last year following the death of Amadou Gon Coulibaly.

Coulibaly died after returning from France where he was treated for heart problems.

Bakayoko was also treated in France but later transferred to a German hospital where he died.

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