Latest posts by Mairi Mcgivern
For the past few days, things have accelerated in Cote d’Ivoire. International media seems to have regained an interest in the Ivorian crisis. A status quo which would have kept the country in a complicated stalemate was feared for a while. But after the inconclusive negotiations with the African Union, Ouattara’s camp has decided to take action
The crisis in Libya since the uprisings against Colonel Mouammar Gaddafi has not only had dramatic consequences for Libyans, but also for Sub-Saharan African citizens residing in Libya. Thousands of refugees are exposed to terrible conditions on journeys to the nearest borders, and numerous black Africans currently do not dare to leave their homes.
The post-electoral crisis across Cote d'Ivoire is dragging on since two opposing leaders, Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara both claim to have won. A sequence of violent events have followed, and there seems to be no prospect of a viable solution.
In an extremely tense situation in Cote d'Ivoire, where the United Nations has warned of a civil war in the making, a few Ivorian netizens are pleading for peace and trying to bring together the two camps in conflict.
The Libalel Project [fr] highlights the diversity of contemporary Lebanese art through web documentary. Their blog publishes analyses, biographies, interviews, videos and photos: “The Lebanese scene is a true laboratory of artistic experimentation attuned with a distinctive political context rich with deep questioning. The Libalel project endeavours to decipher this...