Ivorian Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko has died from cancer at a hospital in Germany.
The 56-year-old had seen his health deteriorate sharply in recent days.
He had terminal cancer and had been hospitalised at the American Hospital in Paris since the beginning of March and was transferred to a hospital in Freiburg, Germany on Saturday, to undergo an experimental treatment.
In a tweet announcing the passing of the Premier on Wednesday evening, President Alhassan Ouattara said “I have the immense sorrow to announce to you the death of Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko this Wednesday, 10 March, in Germany following cancer.”
Since the news of his passing, the country has been thrown into a state of mourning.
Journalist François M'BRA II has been briefing to WADR’s Atiewin Mbillah-Lawson about matters arising since the news of the passing of Prime Minister Bakayoko.