Michel Amani N'Guessan

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Michel Amani N'Guessan (born 1957) is an Ivorian politician and the current[1] defence minister of Côte d'Ivoire for the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI).[2]

Born in Messoukro[3] village[4] in 1957, N'Guessan graduated from the University of Abidjan in 1984, with a specialisation in history and geography. He subsequently became a teacher and taught from 1985 to 1999, joining the FPI in 1990.[3]

N'Guessan was appointed Minister of National Education in January 2000,[3] during the military rule of Robert Guéï, and retained this post[5][6][7][8] until April 7, 2007, when he assumed the position of defence minister.[9]


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  9. ^ "Cote d'Ivoire: Office of the President announces new 33-member cabinet". BBC Monitoring Africa. 2007-04-07.