Tag Archive for Cote d’Ivoire

Africa Notes: Ghana needs to control its border

A worrisome UN report supports Cote d’Ivoire’s allegations of Ivorian exiles using Ghana as a staging area for incursions into CI. Reuters: Ivory Coast exiles set up strategic command in Ghana: UN panel | Top News | Reuters.    

Africa Notes: Famous Africans, Kony 2012, and a Cocoa Map

Famous Africans Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is on Time Magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People in the World. Other Africans who made the list include: South African Paralympic medalist Oscar Pistorius, Egyptian Samira Ibrahim, Tunisian scholar-politician Rached Ghannouchi, and Gambian Fatou Bensouda, the new head of the International Criminal Court. Kony 2012 Opinio Juris…

Democracy in West Africa

A couple stories to watch: In Nigeria, elections in the southeastern Anambra state, were marred by allegations of fraud and claims of disenfranchisement.  The concern is what this might signal for next year’s Presidential election. Fortunately, the election itself was largely peaceful… this time. Meanwhile, in Cote d’Ivoire, many are claiming they are being disenfranchised…