Monthly Archives: October 2011

Abidjan’s three ideas for the weekend

– These are the sorts of intiatives I’d like to see done in Abidjan: the three musketeers are two photographers and a writer who’ll be “taking us on a theme-based photographic journey through the streets of Lagos and a few … Continue reading

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Barcamp and Akendewa; some thoughts

The two-day Abidjan¬†barcamp web conference closed this Saturday evening with a few tears, mass holding of hands, and a strong dose of optimism about the future. In my heavily accented and grammatically-curious French I gave a little talk myself, but … Continue reading

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The Ivorian blogosphere

Two years ago at barcamp Abidjan, a local web/IT forum, representatives from Google asked for a list of all the Ivorian websites producing local content. About the only site anyone could come up with was the excellent Avenue225. Amazingly, two … Continue reading

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Ouattara’s four big challenges

To continue my series of ‘fours’, I haven’t seen too much analysis on the challenges facing Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara. What I have seen is very dominated, as my recent thinking has been, with talk about ‘recovering from the … Continue reading

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On Liberty in Ivory Coast

I was with an American who lives in Abidjan recently who said that a friend of his in California told my friend that he could never live in a police state like him. The man positively exploded and said “You’re … Continue reading

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