On August 7, 2018, Côte d’Ivoire celebrated the 58th anniversary of its independence. The city of Yamoussoukro has never remained on the sidelines of this solemn event which brought together this year the administrative authorities, the customary authorities, the religious leaders, the heads of services and the women and youth associations on Boulevard Mamie Adjoua.
On October 18, 2016, the President of the Republic, HE Mr. Alassane Ouattara, presided over the signing ceremony of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny's "Speech and Messages" book at the Abidjan District Hotel. This ceremony was organized by the Fondation Félix Houphouët-Boigny for the Research of Peace (FHB Foundation), which coincided with the 111th anniversary of the birth (October 18, 1905 - October 18, 2016) of Father of the Modern Côte d'Ivoire.
On January 12, 2016, at the headquarters of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research in Yamoussoukro, the ceremony for the presentation of new year's greetings to the Secretary General. All the officers, headed by Mariam Koulibaly and Doctor Diénéba Doumbia, wished a warm and happy 2016 to Professor Jean-Noël Loucou.