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West Africa hails a new economic era

The West African monetary union announced landmark economic reforms on Saturday, including the renaming of its common currency the CFA Franc to the Eco, and a weakening of financial ties to former colonial master Paris.

“We are regaining our former Glory”, President Alassane Ouattara

With a new peace finally taking root in Côte d’Ivoire, President Alassane Ouattara speaks to New African’s Célhia de Lavarène and discusses a variety of issues, including that lingering issue of the lack of African representation on the all-powerful UN Security Council, his ambition for a second term, and why the International Criminal Court (ICC) – the indictor of his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo on charges of crimes against humanity relating to the 2010 election – humiliates Africa in some circumstances.…