Monthly Archives: June 2014

Visiting Europe

For Ivorians wanting to visit friends and family in Europe, getting a visa is usually an incredible headache. You might think that if you’re married to a citizen of that benighted continent things would get a lot easier – surprisingly … Continue reading

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Ivory Coast disappoint

Perhaps the most remarkable thing over the past two days following Ivory Coast’s early World Cup exit is that despite the agony of losing out on a qualification place in the final seconds of the match to a penalty that … Continue reading

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No Ordinary Book

I’m getting a fair bit of reading done here in Bangui, where there’s frankly not a huge amount to do what with the security restrictions. One book I polished off yesterday was ‘No Ordinary Book’ by Phillip Saunders et al, … Continue reading

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Five media myths about Didier Drogba

While this blog has no formal connection to Ivory Coast’s greatest footballer, we do think he’s one of the best players of his entire generation and a nice guy to boot. His appearance as a super-sub in Ivory Coast’s first match … Continue reading

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