Humphrey alum champions peace in appearance on Cote d’Ivoire’s national TV station

Aug 24, 2020

In his roles as Rotary Peace Ambassador, Fulbright alumnus and university professor, Kouame Remi Oussou (Humphrey fellow, 2018/19) is promoting peace ahead of Cote d’Ivoire’s 2020 presidential election.

The most valued treasure is peace, so everyone must do all they can to stand for it

2020 is a year of great tension in Cote d’Ivoire and around the world, and there are fears of a repeat of the 2010 election which claimed the lives of more than 3,000 Ivorians.

Kouame Remi Oussoi on Cote d'Ivoire TV

Oussou wanted to take action to ease tensions in the country and so obtained a TV appearance on RTI1’s evening news on 8 August. In his appearance, Kouame discussed his book on Alassane Ouattara, the incumbent president, D'une decennie a l'autre, Alassane Ouattara et le defi de la gouvernance en Cote d'Ivoire.

Oussou said:

Based on my Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) work in the Central African Republic (CAR) (2009-2011) as part of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), I came to the conclusion that the most valued treasure is peace, so everyone must do all they can to stand for it.

Kouame Remi Oussou's book cover


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