Portrait of a great man
Yed Esaie Angoran, who served for decades in Côte d’Ivoire’s first independent government and was a leader in The United Methodist Church, died June 13 after a heart attack.
Angoran, who was 73 and spoke several European and native languages, was a delegate to General Conference, the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church, since 2012.
He served as Minister of Mines and Energy and of Postal Services and Telecommunications under Félix Houphouët-Boigny, the country’s first president. He was also state inspector general and chairman of the board of directors of the government radio and television stations.