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Mubarak and Castro: The Self-Deception of Dictators

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

My guest post today is from Angel Santiesteban, a Cuban writer whose work has been published in more than 15 countries. His blog from Cuba is titled, ...

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.

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?

Africa's Soccer Bite

Alan Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alan Black

Didier Drogba is a remarkable man. And in his native Ivory Coast, his voice reaches all. But last year, a virulent flying host stung the wings on his feet. He has never been the same.

Resolving the Ivorian Election Crisis

Charles Walker Brumskine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charles Walker Brumskine

It's not too late for La Cote d'Ivoire's defeated incumbent to gracefully take his leave as a nationalist who put his country on the democratic path. Gbagbo is only damaging his legacy and causing the loss of lives by refusing to step down.

Recognized Ivory Coast Leader Calls For 'Commando Op' To Remove Rival

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — The internationally recognized winner of Ivory Coast's presidential election is asking for special forces to launch a com...

Lanny Davis Puts Dems to Shame

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In the case of Lanny Davis, doing good, as in professing a concern for the downtrodden, turned out to be nothing more than a cover for acquiring immense personal political and economic power.

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...

U.N. Says At Least 173 Killed In Ivory Coast

AP | MARCO CHOWN OVED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Ivory Coast state television disappeared from the airwaves outside the nation's largest city late Thursday, a blow to the...

Jason Linkins

Lanny Davis Running P.R. For Sanctioned African "Strongman" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over in the Ivory Coast, things are not going well. Last month, incumbent president-slash-strongman Laurent Gbagbo lost an election to Alassane Ouattara, but Gbago has refused to step down.

10 Years Later: West Africa Children Still Exploited To Make Chocolate

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — A report says West Africa's cocoa industry is still trafficking children and using forced child labor despite nearly a de...

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...

Nigeria Teens, Women Sold As Prostitutes In Ivory Coast

AP | LESEGO MOTSHEGWA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Some Nigerian women and girls are being forced into prostitution in neighboring Ivory coast after being deceived with promises of...

WATCH: French Police Filmed Dragging Women And Babies During Protest

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A shocking video has emerged in France allegedly showing Parisian police officers violently evicting Africans and their children from a suburb in the ...

Ivory Coast & North Korea Eliminated From World Cup

AP/Huffington Post | JOHN PYE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NELSPRUIT, South Africa — Ivory Coast bowed out of the World Cup in style. Needing an offensive show and a little bit of luck to make the secon...

Brazil Crushes Ivory Coast At World Cup

AP | TALES AZZONI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — Brute force and hand balls aside, Brazil has achieved its first objective at the World Cup: advancing out of Group G. Luis Fabia...

Portugal & Ivory Coast Play To Scoreless Draw

AP | STUART CONDIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa — Two of the planet's most dangerous strikers couldn't produce a goal between them. Portugal and Ivory Coast playe...

Soccer's Lost Boys: World Cup Dreams and Nightmares (VIDEO)

Mariana van Zeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Mariana van Zeller

Every four years, I look forward to the World Cup. It's the one time where my small country, Portugal, commands a little respect on the world stage. But this World Cup is different... I know too much.

Toure Departure Could Be Big Mistake for Barcelona

Juan Arango | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Juan Arango

In the end, his departure could be the one factor that could put Real Madrid over the top of the rivals.

Five Young Stars for the 2010 World Cup

Oliver Haydock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Oliver Haydock

Football's young guns are hoping to steal the show and earn both money and a name.

The Top Five (Or So) Games of the World Cup

Oliver Haydock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Oliver Haydock

The World Cup can be a little bit much for the average Amerian soccer fan. Best then to leave the television off, because the good people at ESPN are broadcasting all 64 World Cup games.

World Cup Frenemies

Oliver Haydock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Oliver Haydock

If the 2006 battle between Rooney and Ronaldo proved anything, it's that friendships build back up as quickly as they fall apart.

Soccer Truly Is a Beautiful Game

Ryan Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ryan Phillips

The 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off on June 11 in South Africa. Along with the world's power brokers, this year's tournament features some of the poorest nations on the planet.

Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

This Week's Top Story in Foreign Affairs: Iran Ramps it Up This week, on the eve of the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, the Iranian gover...