Monthly Archives: May 2012


Things always get busy whenever you’re not in the country. This week I’m missing out on reporting on what’s been dubbed ‘Lamouchi-gate’. The scandal, and it really does seem pretty¬†scandalous, has been the sacking of the country’s national football coach, … Continue reading

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Zone 4

It may sound like a top secret US military installation, but Zone 4 is one of the major expat centres in Abidjan. I’m not often there, but during the week I had the choice between the opening of two separate … Continue reading

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Ivory Coast and Women in IT

The week before last was a busy one for the IT / web community in Ivory Coast with an excellent couple of training days organised by the Google team, and the annual JNTIC (“IT days”). The latter has been running … Continue reading

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Review: La crise ivoirienne, un homme Choi (2012)

Last night was the premiere in Abidjan of a new documentary on Young Jin Choi, former head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast (2007-2011). The producer also claimed it was the first documentary on the Ivorian post-election crisis. … Continue reading

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Review: Une Passion Interrompue

At the age of 24,¬†Yehni Djidji is Ivory Coast’s newest published author and quite probably the youngest as well. I picked up my copy of ‘Une passion interrompue’ (A passion interrupted) at the weekend at the first official book signing, … Continue reading

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Ivory Coast economic outlook

What are we to make of the immediate economic outlook for Ivory Coast? Here in Abidjan there’s a range of views, but I wanted to share the perspective of an important economic operator I chatted with at the weekend who … Continue reading

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