Ivory Coast PM dies of cancer in Germany

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Hamed Bakayoko (Photo/Twitter)
Hamed Bakayoko (Photo/Twitter)

Berlin [Germany], March 11 (ANI/Sputnik): Hamed Bakayoko, the prime minister of Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), died in Germany on Wednesday after a battle with cancer, the president of the western African nation said.

"Our country is in mourning. It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of prime minister Hamed Bakayoko... this Wednesday, March 10, 2021 in Germany due to cancer," Alassane Ouattara tweeted.

Ouattara said the 56-year-old politician served the nation with dedication and was a great statesman and a model for the youth. He extended condolences to Bakayoko's family. (ANI/Sputnik)