Tag Archives: Ivory Coast

Sport: The Two Lions Felled; Africa Cup of Nations Round-up

Yesterday evening’s 1-0 win by Mali over Guinea marked the end of the first round of games in this year’s African Cup of Nations. With 15 goals in 8 matches the competition has already seen some surprise results. It has also courted controversy as Teodorin Obiang jnr, son … Continue reading

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The Lions of the Atlas vs The Lions of Teranga: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 Comprehensive Preview

  With three times winners Egypt missing who will claim Africa’s greatest footballing prize?   Map of qualified nations 2012  Souce: Wiki Commons At half past seven on the evening of January 21st the whistle will blow in the Estadio De Bata to signal the beginning of … Continue reading

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Gbagbo at The Hague: International justice and national reconciliation

The former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, was transferred to the International Criminal Court (ICC). He’s suspected of being an indirect perpetrator of crimes against humanity committed by his forces during the post-election period, from December 2010 to April … Continue reading

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Translation of the inaugural speech of Alassane Ouattara in Ivory Coast

The following text is a translation of an extract of the inaugural speech given by Alassane Ouattara in Yamoussoukro at the foundation Félix Houphouët-Boigny on 21st May 2011. The original French text can be found here. Speech of HE Alassane … Continue reading

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African history in fiction: The novels that add flesh to historical bones

One of the best things about studying Africa is that so much of the continent’s post-colonial literature is imbued with personal, perceptive and challenging insights into some of the unavoidable themes of African history. Fictional accounts, often fused with local … Continue reading

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Ivory Coast 2011: what a rubbish film

The current war in Ivory Coast would make a very bad film script. So bad that no Hollywood firm would even fund such a rubbish film. Let’s have a look at the script. Since 2004, the United Nations have been … Continue reading

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Continued Fighting in Ivory Coast

With the attention of the world focused squarely on Libya and Japan by the time the renewed civil conflict within Ivory Coast had made it to the back pages of a select group of newspapers forces loyal to Alassane Outtara had already swept down … Continue reading

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