Name of leader          Tuo Fozié

 

Organization                    Mouvement Patriotique de Côte d'Ivoire (MPCI)

English Translation        Patriotic Movement of the Ivory Coast      

Conflict country              Ivory Coast

Gender                              Male   

    

Year of birth                     ~1977 [1]  

Place of birth                   Ivory Coast        

 

Year of death                   N/A    

 

 

Deceased

 

No, there is no evidence he has died.

 

Birth order

 

His birth order is unknown.

 

Age at start of rebel leadership

 

In 2002, so age 25.[2]

 

Leader entry method

 

His leader entry method is unclear. [3]

 

Powersharing

 

He may have shared power with Guillaume Soro.

 

Education (also name universities attended, if any); note any relevant experiences while a student

 

His educational background is unknown.

 

Ever married? If yes, age of first marriage

 

Whether he was married is unknown.

 

Children

 

Whether he had children is unknown.

 

Religious identification

 

He is Muslim.

 

Elite family background

 

His family background is unknown.

 

Political affiliations and intellectual circles; note any relevant social connections made

 

Yes--related to his role in coups.[4]

 

Physical and mental health

 

No; there is no evidence of poor physical or mental health.

 

Pre-militant leader occupation

 

He had a military career.[5]

 

Experience in a state military, and role; any relevant social ties

 

Yes; he was an ex-warrant officer in the Ivoirian army.[6] “He said he served with an armored battalion and spent 11 years in the commando training department of the armed forces.”[7] “Tuo Fozié played a central in the coup that brought General Robert Guei to power in December 1999. He turned against the general when the latter decided to seek the presidency. He was involved in the attack on General Guei’s residence on the night of 17-18 September 2000 and was the first insurgent to be wounded.”[8]

 

Experience in a nonstate military, and role; any relevant social ties

 

No; there is no evidence of experience in a nonstate military.

 

Combat experience prior to assuming resistance organization leadership?

 

Yes; noted in state military section.[9]

 

Held government position prior to assuming leadership?

 

No; there is no evidence he held a government position.

 

Lived in exile?

 

Yes; after the attack on General Guie’s residence on the night of 17-18 September 2000, he escaped to Burkina Faso.[10]

 

Study abroad?

 

No; there is no evidence he studied abroad.

Did the leader receive military training abroad?

No' there is no evidence of military training abroad.

Did the leader have extensive work experience abroad?

No, there is no evidence he had extensive work experience abroad.

Serve time in prison? Social connections during that time?

No; although he was sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment, he never actually served time.[11]

Was there an assassination attempt on the leader by the state?

No; there is no evidence of an assassination attempt by the state.

Cause of Death?

N/A

Primary language, and other languages spoken as adult

 

His primary language is French.

 

Image Credit: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fb/Tuofozie.jpg

[1] “Valérie THORIN, “Trip to rebel countries,” jeuneafrique, January 21, 2003, Accessed September 8, 2018, http://www.jeuneafrique.com/89682/archives-thematique/voyage-aux-pays-des-rebelles/.

[2] “MPCI,” UCDP, Accessed June 14, 2018, http://ucdp.uu.se/#/actor/556.

[3] “MPCI,” UCDP, Accessed June 14, 2018, http://ucdp.uu.se/#/actor/556.

[4] Cyril K. Daddieh, Historical Dictionary of Cote d'Ivoire (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), 250.

[5] Cyril K. Daddieh, Historical Dictionary of Cote d'Ivoire (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), 250.

[6] Cyril K. Daddieh, Historical Dictionary of Cote d'Ivoire (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), 250.

[7]http://archive.wikiwix.com/cache/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.africatime.com%2FCI%2Fnouvelle.asp%3Fno_nouvelle%3D35066 (No longer can access)

[8] Cyril K. Daddieh, Historical Dictionary of Cote d'Ivoire (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), 250.

[9] Cyril K. Daddieh, Historical Dictionary of Cote d'Ivoire (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), 250.

[10] Cyril K. Daddieh, Historical Dictionary of Cote d'Ivoire (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), 250.

[11] Cyril K. Daddieh, Historical Dictionary of Cote d'Ivoire (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), 250.

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