To end the year in fun, the day of December 28, 2018 was chosen for moments of conviviality around the sport at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Foundation for the Search for Peace. On this occasion, the entire staff of the institution mobilized for the third edition of its Maracana tournament called “Tournament of the Brotherhood” with the “Trophy JeanNoël LOUCOU”. This activity is to be put to the credit of the Socio-Cultural Unit of the FHB Foundation which spares no effort to bring usability within the institution.
On Tuesday, December 18, 2018, a Council of Ministers was held at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research (FHB Foundation) in Yamoussoukro, under the chairmanship of HE Mr. Alassane OUATTARA, President of the Republic. This was the last council of the year 2018. Their Excellencies Mr. Daniel KABLAN DUNCAN and Mr. Amadou GON COULIBALY, respectively Vice-President and Prime Minister, as well as all the members of the Ivorian government were present.
The celebrations marking the Centenary of the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odonto-Stomatology (OPCF) of the University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) of Dakar, which were sponsored by President Félix HouphouëtBoigny took place from December 1 to 7, 2018 The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research (FHB Foundation) took part and was represented by a delegation led by Prof. Jean-Noël LOUCOU, Secretary General of the said institution. It should be noted that the FPMO is the result of the School of Medicine of French West Africa (AOF) created in 1918 where “the Father of the Ivorian Nation” came out major of its promotion in 1925. Effect, the The theme of these festivities was: “from the African School of Medicine to the OPCF”. This centenary coincides with the Houphouët-Boigny Year commemorating the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of the “Sage of Africa”.
On December 7, 2018, the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for the Search for Peace (FHB Foundation) closed the Houphouët-Boigny Year by holding a conference on the theme: “Houphouetology or 33 years of existence of the history of Ivory Coast “. This lecture was animated by Mr. Rudolf EGNANKOU, director and passionate of the “Apostle of peace” in front of a large number of students and students of the city of Yamoussoukro. One could also note the presence of the administrative and religious authorities, like the Monseigneur Alexis TOUABLY, Bishop of Agboville and Administrator of the Diocese of Yamoussoukro.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the death of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny, the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for the Search for Peace organized a Mass of Thanksgiving in memory on December 7, 2018 in Notre Dame Basilica. Peace of Yamoussoukro. In the presence of the President of the Republic, HE Mr. Alassane OUATTARA, his wife Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, several members of the government and supporters of the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire (PDCI), the party he founded, a prayer been said for the rest of the illustrious man.
The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research (FHB Foundation) organized on November 30, 2018 at the FNAC in Marcory (Abidjan) a dedication ceremony of works published this year in honor of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny. This event is part of the commemorative activities of the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of the “Father of the Ivorian Nation” throughout the year 2018. Many guests were present at this ceremony to celebrate “The Sage of Africa” by the book, with the first rank Ivorian academics.
The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research (FHB Foundation) organized on the occasion of the National Day of Peace and as part of the Houphouët-Boigny Year, a public conference on the theme: “the peace and national reconciliation “on November 15, 2018 at its headquarters in Yamoussoukro. This lecture by Dr Raphaël YA KOMENAN, teacher-researcher, saw the participation of many students and students of the city of Yamoussoukro. It should be noted a strong delegation of activists of the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire (PDCI) party founded by “the Apostle of Peace”, headed by Pr. Alphonse DJEDJÉ MADY, vice-president of the party, Mr. Privat N’guessan SÉRI BI, Senator and Mrs. Sita COULIBALY, President of the PDCI Women Union (UFPDCI Urbaine).
The 5th Congress of the Association of African Historians (AHA) was held from 6 to 9 November 2018 at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research in Yamoussoukro, in collaboration with the Ivorian section of the AHA and the public universities of Côte d’Ivoire. The theme of this congress, which brought together nearly 150 participants from historians from across Africa, Europe and North America, was: “African history and its current issues”.
An international conference was held from October 18 to 20, 2018 at the headquarters of the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Foundation for the Search for Peace (FHB Foundation) in Yamoussoukro. Organized on the occasion of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Year marking the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of the “Apostle of Peace”, this symposium was devoted to the theme: “The Peace Work of Félix Houphouët-Boigny”. registered 115 participants including 23 from Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo and France. This scientific meeting also mobilized national public university institutions and various international organizations such as: Joseph Ki Zerbo Foundation, UNESCO, Academy of Arts Sciences, African Cultures and African Diasporas (ASCAD), National Archives of France and the Center for Diplomatic and Strategic Studies (CEDS) of Paris.