Raymond Dakoua is a photographer of Ivorian origin who lives and works in Brussels.

Over the years he has been worked in partnership with several prominent cultural institutions and organisations such as the Botanique ('Effervescences' 2007), the Royal Museum for Central Africa at Tervuren (2007), the Zuiderpershuis in Antwerp (2006, 2008, 2010), and the Goethe Institut in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (2009). He has had assignments by international NGO's such as the Red Cross (Côte d'Ivoire, 2003), Handicap International (Kosovo, 2004), and Green Belgium (Morocco, 2005). His latest show 'Le Djoliba et les gens du fleuve' is presently on at Zuiderpershuis, Antwerp with financial support of the Pascal Decroos Fund. 

Raymond Dakoua

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Raymond Dakoua

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Guantánamo at Abidjan

  • Armed conflict
  • Politics

YAMOUSSOUKRO - More than eight years into the Ivorian conflict and on the eve of the presidential elections which are meant to signal the end of violence, Abidjan's former militias are still very much a tangible presence in the southern part of the country. Beyond occasionally voicing their discontent over the unsettled 1000-dollar demobilisation fee, ex-militia members are active in ways that were difficult to predict when they first emerged in the early days of the conflict. In view of the upcoming elections it is important to assess the militias' involvement in politics and vice-versa.

Le Djoliba and the people of Mali

  • Human Rights

BAMAKO - The river Niger, Mali's vein of life, is in danger. Photographer Raymond Dakoua shows the great economic, social, human and ecological importance of Africa's third longest river. 'Le Djoliba' means 'the river' in the Bambara language.