Monthly Archives: March 2012

Losing it

A couple of weeks ago I lost my Ivorian driving licence. I had a pretty good idea that it had fallen out of my bag when my friend had dropped it on taking it out of the car at work. … Continue reading

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I’m watching the national television news in a room full of Ivorian journalists. An item comes on the screen about a road accident in what I think is the north. A bus has hit another vehicle. It’s bad, but it’s … Continue reading

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The Call

“It’s good to talk”, the British Telecoms advert used to say. One solitary phone call in Senegal and power changes hands. A post-election call to avoid a post-election crisis. Seems so simple really. Sometimes giving up power appears the most … Continue reading

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Goodbye Lyn Lusi

For the past 5.5 years Africa has been my home. But at the beginning of 2005, I made my first tentative trip to the continent on holiday. I landed in Kigali, took a bus to the border, and crossed into … Continue reading

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Bouake in the news

Bouake doesn’t get much press these days – Ivory Coast’s second city and former rebel stronghold is rather forgotten of late. But on Tuesday it shot into the headlines, twice, with Human Rights Watch reporting on a ‘Lethal Crime Wave’, … Continue reading

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