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Ivory Coast Former Prime Minister to Run for President

Former Ivory Coast Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny registered as a candidate for president on Friday in elections in October, challenging incumbent Alassane Ouattara. Ouattara is the favorite to win, having revived the economy since a civil war ended in 2011. "I am a candidate to put Ivory Coast and Ivorians at the center of the nation's priorities," Banny said. He was not directly a candidate of any party, he said. The elections are a step towards stability after a...

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