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In pictures: Ivory Coast’s plush, empty capital


Hotel for MPs

Twenty-five years after being named Ivory Coast's new capital, construction work is being stepped up to make Yamoussoukro a real city.

The small central town was the birthplace of the first President, Felix Houphouet-Boigny.

It is 20 times smaller than the former capital, Abidjan, still the country's economic and political centre.

The first building to be completed is the Parliamentary Hotel, soon to become a second home for MPs.

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