On 5 and 6 May 2017, the Ivoirian section of the Association of African Historians (AHA) held its General Assembly at the headquarters of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research in Yamoussoukro. This meeting brought together some fifty Ivorian historians. The AHA is a pan-African association founded in 1972 in Dakar, Senegal, whose aim is to bring together historian teachers and researchers from all over the continent. The points raised during the proceedings of this General Assembly were:
- The examination and adoption of the Statutes and Rules of Procedure of the Ivorian Section,
- The proposals for themes and the setting up of a local organizing committee for the 5th congress of the AHA planned for November 2017 in Côte d’Ivoire,
- And the election of the National Bureau of the Ivorian section.
Professor Kouamé Aka of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny University in Cocody (Abidjan) was elected President of the National Bureau of the Ivorian section of the AHA. The new president promised to bring together all Ivorian historians and improve the visibility of historical research in Côte d’Ivoire.
It should be emphasized that this general meeting took place in the presence of Professor Henriette Dagri Diabaté, Grand Chancellor of the National Order and first president of the Ivorian section of the AHA. She welcomed the resumption of activities of Ivorian historians.