The African Cup of Nation kicks off on January 19th in South Africa. It used to be that you had to wait every other year for the African Cup of Nations, but for the first time since 1963, we have an Afcon in a consecutive year–to avoid conflict of schedule [...]
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I received a lot of feedback on my last column about the top 10 West African dishes to eat, and it was great. West Africans, it seems, feel strongly about their favorite dishes. A lot of places in Africa would benefit from Africans being passionate about what they make, what they are the best at, and their own culture, so hats off to you!
In Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire, you’ll find an elderly lady and some of the best plantain and palm-oil fritters in the world.
The Council on Foreign Relations, the esteemed 90-year old think tank and publisher, welcomed Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma and Cote D’Ivoire’s President Alassane Ouattara.
Former president Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast has lost political power and now seeks the power of martyrdom. Skillful diplomacy, backed by military muscle, is required to deny his death wish intended to destroy president Alassane Ouattara’s chances to govern, and Ivory Coast’s prospects for peace.
John Campbell of the Council on Foreign Relations writes an update on the tense stand-off between Laurent Gbagbo and opposition forces in Cote d’Ivoire.