Cote D'Ivoire: Soccer and National Reconciliation

Rewmi Abidjan posts an interview with Blaise Compaore, President of Burkina Faso in which he (Fr) denies landing support to rebels in the North of Cote d'Ivoire and weighs in on the Ivoirian soccer team: “The team mirrors pre-conflict Cote d'Ivoire: united, entrepreneurial and open(…) This team will give Ivoirians an image of what they all look forward to: national reconciliation.”

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  • I suspect that if pre-conflict Cote d’ivoire was like that, the conflict would never have arisen in the first place.

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