Category Archives: Elfenbeinküste

Von Ost nach West: Neue Fronten im Kampf gegen Piraterie in Afrika

If you don’t understand German, then check out “African Piracy Goes West” about the same topic, also written by Peter Dörrie, published on “War is Boring”. Mit nur 11 Angriffen – wovon nur zwei in Entführungen endeten – war es … Continue reading

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West African Bloc Slow to Intervene in Cote d’Ivoire

A smoldering civil conflict flared up in West Africa’s cocoa-rich Cote d’Ivoire following a disputed Nov. 28 presidential election. Incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo, representing the country’s south, contested the U.N.-certified victory of Alassane Ouattara, from the rebellious north. In 2002 and 2003, northern rebels and southern loyalists — also divided along ethnic lines — waged a bloody civil war, spurring the deployment of a 6,000-man U.N. peacekeeping force and lapsing into a tenuous peace. Continue reading

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