It is our unfortunate experience that Ivory Coast only gets mentioned in the Western media when something goes wrong so it was sad to read this article on the BBC website.
The United Nations is investigating allegations of widespread sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers serving in Ivory Coast.
The UN said a unit of its contingent in Bouake, a northern rebel stronghold, had been confined to base.
It would not give the nationalities of those troops under investigation.
Claims of sexual abuse have been made against UN troops on various missions, prompting ex-UN chief Kofi Annan to declare a “zero tolerance” policy.
One the other hand, there is a positive story about Africa from the BBC’s Nigeria correspondent here.