This remarkable, twenty four minute film is from Channel Four in the UK. It is harrowing to watch, but it gives a picture of how things were through the fighting for Abidjan. Incredibly sad. Click on the image to watch the video.
I could quite get into this "round-up of the week's best posts" thing. It is certainly easier than coming up with something creative myself. Here are a few more blog posts that say things that I wish I had said, but which say them better than I would have done. To me, Three Cups of … Continue reading Good Stuff Other People Have Said
There is an interesting, though rather distressing, article in the New York Times about Laurent Gbagbo by one of his former supporters: How did the man who was once seen as the father of Ivorian democracy turn to tyranny? Was it the corruption of power? The intoxication of going from having nothing to everything all … Continue reading Democrat to Demagogue
I've just opened Facebook to discover that a couple of good friends and their children have just had a fortunate escape when a shell passed close to them and exploded close to some shipping containers nearby. The remaining copies of the Kouya New Testament are stored in one of the containers. Worse news, though it … Continue reading Thoughts and Observations on Ivory Coast
This piece by a French journalist is probably the best analysis that I've heard of the situation at the moment. I will try and blog to give some background from my perspective soon. The key phrase in the interview is "national reconciliation will not happen tomorrow in Ivory Coast".
I've always been somewhat ambivalent about Twitter. I quite enjoy using it, but I also find the limit of 160 characters makes it more or less impossible to say anything at all nuanced. So why do I use twitter? I think that there are three main reasons: The main reason I use twitter, is also … Continue reading What is the Value of Twitter?
This 25 min video is from Al Jazeera
It is very hard to keep up with the news from Ivory Coast, today. Things are moving very quickly and there is a lot of claim and counter-claim on twitter which makes it hard to sort out the wheat from the chaff. However, this article seems to sum up things fairly well. After waiting four … Continue reading Ivory Coast: the Pace Intensifies
As the world turns its collective gaze on the increasingly complex situation in Libya, events in Ivory Coast continue to go from bad to worse. I've tried to chronicle some of the issues in the country, but to be honest, it is more or less impossible to really know what is going on. However, the … Continue reading War?