Diplomatic parties this week: Côte d’Ivoire & Chad celebrate

Ambassador N’Goran Kouamé and his wife, Affoue Angele Kouamé, hosted a reception Aug. 13 at their home to mark the 56th anniversary of Côte d’Ivoire’s independence. Sam Garcia photo

Ladies first! Guests grab grub at the Côte d’Ivoire event. Sam Garcia photo

South African High Commissioner Membathisi Mdladlana greets Mahamat Ali Adoum, ambassador of Chad, at Chad’s Aug. 11 national day reception at the Chateau Laurier. Sam Garcia photo

Brazilian Ambassador Pedro Fernando Brêtas Bastos is welcomed by Mahamat Ali Adoum, ambassador of Chad. Sam Garcia photo

Kenneth Neufeld, director general at the Western and Central Africa bureau at Global Affairs Canada, speaks to the crowd in front of an unfortunately placed Canadian flag. Sam Garcia photo

Mr. Adoum and Rwandan Acting High Commissioner Shakilla Umutoni. Sam Garcia photo