Opening of the Exhibition on the train from Abidjan to Ouagadougou – 25 11 2019

On November 25, 2019, the opening of the photographic exhibition on the theme: “The train from Abidjan to Ouagadougou: 1898-1958” took place at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Research Foundation (FHB Foundation). This exhibition was organized by the association “Images et Mémoires” in partnership with the FHB Foundation, the History Department of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny University and the Institute of African History, Art and Archaeology (IHAAA). It aimed at raising awareness of the active participation of Côte d’Ivoire in the implementation of the railway from 1898 to 1958. Photographs illustrating the vision of the railway, the engineering railway school, the earthworks, the completion and laying of the track marked this exhibition.

In his opening speech, the Secretary General of the FHB Foundation congratulated the two curators of the exhibition, namely Dr. Evelyne Lodugnon Kalou and Dr. Mathias Savadogo. He added that this exhibition was part of the noble mission of the institution he directs, namely to be a place of meetings and exchanges. For him, people need to know their history which is the memory of their identity. He concluded by affirming that the railway has been a factor in bringing together the peoples of Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire.

Following him, Dr. Evelyne LODUGNON KALOU took the floor to present this exhibition of 200 photographs grouped in 61 panels. She said that the association “Images et Mémoires” which created this iconographic wealth is a non-governmental organization founded in 1995 and is present in 18 countries around the world. This association promotes ancient images of sub-Saharan Africa and encourages their return to their countries of origin.

After the cutting of the symbolic ribbon by the personalities present, the visit of the exhibition was led by Dr. Evelyne LODUGNON KALOU and Dr. Mathias SAVADOGO.

The exhibition ended on November 30, 2019.

Opening of the “Les Houphouët” Exhibition – Photos

The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research organised on 17 and 18 October 2019 the Commemorative Days of the Birthday of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny On October 18, 2019, in the early evening in the main hall of the FHB Foundation, Professor Jean-Noël Loucou and other personalities attended the opening of the art exhibition featuring paintings on the work and life of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny. This exhibition has been mounted by several Ivorian visual artists and is present until the end of the year.

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5th Congress of the Association of African Historians

The 5th Congress of the Association of African Historians (AHA) took place from November 6 to 9, 2018 at the headquarters of the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research of Yamoussoukro, in collaboration with the Universities of Cocody, Bouaké , Daloa and Korhogo.

Theme: “African history and its current issues”

This Congress saw the election of Professor Aka KOUAME (Ivorian) at the head of the AHA.

Public Conference on Peace and National Reconciliation – Photos

The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research organized on the occasion of the National Day of Peace and as part of the FHB Year 2018, a public conference on the theme: "Peace and National Reconciliation" Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 4 pm at its headquarters in Yamoussoukro. This scientific activity saw the participation of many students and students of the city of Yamoussoukro and the massive presence of the militants of the PDCI RDA, party of "the Apostle of Peace".

Speaker: Dr. Raphael Komenan Ya.