Monthly Archives: August 2012

Nigerian and Ghanaian takeover

A friend came back from her holiday yesterday and asked me what she’d missed during August in Ivory Coast. The predictable answer was ‘fresh gun battles’, but I was tempted to say ‘an anglophone West African cultural attack’. Things started … Continue reading

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“Drogba’s family attacked” tweets

I’m noticing an interesting thing on Twitter. Practically every day now in my twitter stream I see the following tweet: “FOOTBALL star Didier Drogba’s family have been attacked by rebel fighters in the Ivory Coast, it was claimed last night.” … Continue reading

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Our next leaders

Allow me the indulgence of another political blog post. If the last 20 years have been totally dominated by three ageing men (Gbagbo, Bedie, Ouattara), the next decade in Ivorian politics could revolve around the central question – where and … Continue reading

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Advice to my teenager daughter

We broke out the champagne recently for our teenager daughter who obtained her Ivorian baccalaureate. I’d already been thinking through what advice I could give a young high school graduate in Ivory Coast (or other young person), and this gives … Continue reading

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ANALYSIS: Fresh violence in Ivory Coast

What are we to make of the spurt of attacks against Ivorian soldiers over the past two weeks? The death spasms of the pro-Gbagbo military forces or the start of a new violent phase /even a new war? Let me … Continue reading

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