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The Urgent Situation in Cote d'Ivoire

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.28.2011 | World
Harold Pollack

With the world distracted by happenings in Egypt, Japan, Libya, and elsewhere, ex-President Laurent Gbagbo is exploiting the situation in Côte d'Ivoire to commit serious human rights violations.

Ivory Coast -- Descent Into Brutality and Civil War

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Some government leaders keep going and going. They would rather see their country descend into anarchy than leave office. Gaddafi is one. Mugabe is another. So is the president of the Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo.

Côte d'Ivoire: Facing a Civil War? (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kimberly Abbott

I spoke with Gilles Yabi, Crisis Group's West Africa Project Director, about Côte d'Ivoire's mounting crisis and how to keep the conflict from spilling across borders and destabilizing the entire West African region. Listen to our conversation here.

Refugees From Ivory Coast In Limbo As Election Crisis Remains Unresolved

Peter Biro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Peter Biro

Over 30,000 people have fled to Liberia after violence broke out in Ivory Coast following disputed presidential elections there. Incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo has refused to step down.

Howard French on Africa in a Chinese Century (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

Fifty years almost to the day after the catastrophic assassination of Patrice Lumumba in the Congo, the journalist Howard French is sketching an alternative path ahead for African development today.

The Politics of Peace

John Dramani Mahama | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Dramani Mahama

Could it be that Africa has been witness to so much violence and oppression that we have actually come to believe it should be an acceptable, if not automatic, response?

Ivory Coast: Standoff in an Imperfect Storm

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Once known as the Paris of West Africa, the Ivory Coast has undergone a decade of turmoil. The latest deadlock threatens regional peace and could influence dozens of elections scheduled throughout the continent this year.

Good Governance Still Africa's Achilles Heel

Isobel Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Isobel Coleman

When leaders like Laurent Gbagbo refuse to budge, the choice for international players comes down to intervention or sheepish retreat. Responsibility for good governance ultimately rests with a nation's leaders and people themselves.

Côte d'Ivoire: Poster Child for Africa's Crisis of Governance

Jendayi E. Frazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jendayi E. Frazer

Côte d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo is living up to the stereotype of an African leader clinging to power, disconnected from the country's citizens and ignoring their expressed will.

Cote D'Ivoire, Celebrities and Aid

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Now is the perfect time for Bono, Clooney, Jolie and company to step up and speak out against the stolen election and human rights abuses in Cote D'Ivoire.

Whither Côte d'Ivoire?

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

This post originally appeared on the World Bank's Conflict blog on December 30, 2010. The stand-off between Messrs Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouatta...

To Vote or Not to Vote

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

The wisdom of elections in fragile places is questioned by those who fear they will exacerbate tensions and provoke violence.

Is Africa Losing its Taste for Democracy?

John McCauley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John McCauley

The recent failed election in Cote d'Ivoire, which has generated competing claims to the presidency and a high risk of return to widespread violence, is the latest in a series of electoral setbacks in sub-Saharan Africa.

A Decade Later, West African Echoes of Our Own Hanging Chads

Mark Canavera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Canavera

In case you haven't been following closely, the recent elections in the West African nation of Côte d'Ivoire, the region's richest country by far, ha...

World Cup Soccer Players Can Learn a Thing or Two From Method Acting

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lapham's Quarterly

In the last minutes of Sunday's match between Brazil and Côte d'Ivoire, a suspicious incident of playacting went down, earning Brazil's star player, Kaká, a red card and ejection from the game.

Christmas Coup Countdown - Cote D'Ivoire 1999 on the Eve of Collapse

Joe Merlino | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Merlino

Two weeks after I left Cote D'Ivoire, a decade ago, the most stable country in West Africa would be torn apart by political violence and partitioned by lines of ethnic division that still burn bright today.

Oil firm 'settles' toxic waste case

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Under $50m deal, Cote d'Ivoire residents to give up claims against Transfigura....

Trafigura to settle for £28m over toxic waste dumping

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

International commodities trader Trafigura said yesterday it had reached a settlement with thousands of people in Ivory Coast who said they had fallen...

Why Africa Matters

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rev. Jesse Jackson

We ignore Africa at our peril. The African continent will only become more important in the future, and the whole world has a stake in what happens there.

Chimp Sex-for-meat Saga Gets Reporters Hot and Bothered | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Researchers have confirmed that male chimpanzees who share meat with females mate twice as often as those who prefer to keep their food to themselves....