Governor, Central Bank Charles Konan Banny of Benin

Banny joined the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) in 1976, holding various positions in the Bank over the years.
After BCEAO Governor Alassane Ouattara became Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire, Banny was appointed Interim Governor on December 4, 1990.
after holding the position of Special Advisor to his predecessor.
Because of his selection as prime minister, Banny is barred from running for the office of President of Côte d'Ivoire.
Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny is the head of government for Cote dIvoire.
Banny is barred from running for the office of President of Cte d'Ivoire.
current state of chaos and instability.
November, with the press having its day.
during the country's public hearings.
The head of West Africa's Central bank, Charles Konan Banny has been named as transitional prime minister of Ivory Coast until October 2006, South Africa's Foreign Affairs minister announced Sunday.
Banny was appointed in 2005 by the UN to head a transitional government intended to steer the divided country towards peace and elections after it was divided in two following a coup attempt by rebels against Gbagbo in 2002.
Banny has been the governor of the BCEAO since 1990, and as one of Cote d’Ivoire’s most eminent citizens was considered a front-runner for the prime ministerial job.
Banny is the man who won the most consensus of all candidates because he is not too marked.
When word leaked out from his brother that Banny had presidential aspirations as an independent candidate, some PDCI members considered the move as a possible attempt to weaken the party and its chairman, former president Henri Konan Bedie.
Ivory Coasts recently appointed prime minister Charles Konan Banny has named a government he says will lead the country to elections next year.
Ivorian Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny has confirmed the suspension of Marcel Gossio, the managing director of the Port Authority of Abidjan, Colonel Gnamien Konan, the Customs Director General, Djedji Amondji Pierre, the governor of the district of Abidjan, and the former Managing Director of Maritime Affaires, Colonel Tibe Bi Ballou.
Photo: IRIN Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny: ABIDJAN, 22 March 2006 (IRIN) - Seven months ahead of the deadline for a pivotal presidential election in war-divided Cote d’Ivoire Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny has navigated some significant stumbling blocks to peace since he took office in December, but the greatest challenges lie ahead.
Banny has breathed new life into Cote d’Ivoire’s ailing peace process, analysts say, but they warn that the former banker still has much to do, including disarming thousands of rebel and pro-government fighters and ensuring that millions of potential voters receive long-awaited identification papers before elections can take place.
Banny has installed a new cabinet and last week rebel leader Guillaume Soro – whom Banny offered the number-two post in government – attended his first cabinet meeting in over a year.
That Banny was able to regain power after these violent demonstrations in January is very important – we can see that he has not been weakened by these events,” added Yabi.
And while Banny said in his address that one of the main reasons for his success was a good working relationship with President Gbagbo, Crisis Group’s Yabi is less sure that the unity among the main players will continue as election day approaches.
But Banny remains upbeat about the tasks ahead.
Banny said on Saturday (December 16) that he and President Laurent Gbagbo wished to put aside their public differences and forge ahead with the peace process.
The two leaders engaged in a power struggle last month over the reinstatement of three senior civil servants who Banny had suspended after an inquiry concluded their negligence enabled deadly toxic waste to be dumped in main city Abidjan.
But Banny has faced strong opposition from both Gbagbo and his followers, who are hostile to foreign efforts to restore peace.
Finally, the state-owned daily, Fraternite Matin, carries a front-page story saying, Banny was informed of the recent presidential decrees.
According to Le Matin dAbidjan, a daily close to Gbagbo, Banny is trying to isolate Gbagbo with the backing of the foreign military forces.
La Matin dAbidjan, a privately-owned daily close to Gbagbo carries a front-page story alleging that, Banny is to launch an attack from Ghana.
The paper quotes a source close to the army as saying, The conflict between Gbagbo and Banny is likely to spark a war within the armed forces.
In December 2005, Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny took office under a UN-backed plan.
In spite of ongoing conflict, Banny was able to ease tensions, and in February 2006, Gbagbo and leaders of the opposition sat down for direct negotiations.
Banny said he will take on all of his responsibilities and will carry out the mission he was given, and he says, he hopes everyone will support him.
Banny was appointed as a neutral prime minister last December following a similar UN.
Banny said he is confident peace in the country will be restored.
Ivory Coasts Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny has dissolved the countrys transitional government amid a scandal over the dumping of toxic waste in the commercial capital, Abidjan.
Gohourou added that for the past several weeks, civilians and military personnel asked members of the Ivorian security forces to assassinate the president and army chief of staff, though Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny was not named as a potential target.
Whether or not Banny was involved, Gbagbo will use the incident against Banny.
The statement added that Gbagbo and Konan Banny had been "invited" to continue with talks aimed at reaching a political solution to the crisis "in the coming days.