Latest posts by Laura Venables
Guinea: A Guide to Flirting in Conakry
Alimou Sow lists 10 rules [fr] for flirting in Conakry in his blog entitled ‘Ma Guinée Plurielle': “Like everywhere else, flirting in Conakry follows rules which evolve over time. Here are 10 of them, drawn from a small sample survey and expanded upon through my own personal experience. Guys: get...
France: The Forgotten Tunisian Refugees of #Botzaris36
After several months of wandering, 30 Tunisian migrants are currently sleeping rough in a park in Paris. #Botzaris36 is the hashtag launched on Twitter to help them out both financially and legally, in what is a complicated legal and political situation involving France and Tunisia. Anna Gueye reports.
West Africa: Cocoa – Two Figures Sum It Up
Nadia Khouri-Dagher observes in her article about the journey of the cocoa bean [fr] on afrik.com that: “West Africa represents 70% of world cocoa production, but only 3% of world cocoa consumption.”
Liberia: Truth and Reconciliation Commission at a Standstill
Sylvio Combey comments [fr] on his blog: “Liberia established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to shed light on the acts of violence committed [from the 1970s to the 1990s]. But President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf herself is mentioned in the final report, which has yet to be adopted.”
Cote d'Ivoire: Amnesty International Report on Post-Electoral Conflict
Amnesty International published a report about Cote d'Ivoire [fr, PDF] on May 25 in conclusion of a field survey: Looking back on 6 months of post-electoral violence. In this document [fr] the organisation warns that, “The conclusions of this report clearly show that all of the conflicting parties have committed...
Côte d’Ivoire : Terror in Abidjan
Abidjan a connu avant le début de la guérilla qui sévit depuis quelques jours une série de violences inédites, des attaques contre les domiciles privés des adversaires politiques de Laurent Gbagbo. De plus des actes de lynchage ont été pris en vidéo dans la commune de Youpogon. Ces actes de violence publiés sur le web ont provoqué de vives réactions.