As part of the celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the independence of Côte d’Ivoire, the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research (FHB Foundation) organized a public conference on Friday, August 7, 2020 at its headquarters on the theme: “Houphouëtology or 33 years of the history of Côte d’Ivoire”.
This conference was animated by Mr. Rudolf EGNANKOU, producer of audiovisual contents, and a passionate of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny. The speaker articulated his presentation on the key years and the most significant facts of the governance of the “founder of modern Côte d’Ivoire” from 1960 to 1993 before an audience largely composed of students from the city of Yamoussoukro. To do this, he unfolded his argument on three major axes namely:
- the establishment of the fundamentals of a modern state after the proclamation of the independence of Côte d’Ivoire on August 7, 1960,
- the economic boom or the Ivorian miracle from 1970,
- and the decade of 1980 during which the country experienced an economic crisis.
The speaker defined his concept of “Houphouëtology” as a series of documentary films and lectures on the life of Félix Houphouët-Boigny, and also an example of biographical films on personalities who have marked the Ivory Coast in all areas from 1960 to 1993.
This conference was attended by Mrs. Massara TOURE, 1st Vice-Governor of the District of Yamoussoukro and Mr. Léon LOUKOU, Senator of Yamoussoukro.