Thursday, April 14, 2011


When Dylan said the word "Gbagbo" (pronounced bag-bo) in December, I was impressed that he was taking such a keen interest in current events in West Africa. Months later, the name Gbagbo was on the lips of millions around the world after he made the front pages as the man who stole Ivory Coast's election and restarted its civil war.

Fierce fighting in the main city of Abidjan eventually led to Gbagbo getting Gbagged in his Gbunker by his rival's troops this week. I'm now waiting for Dylan to figure out how to say "Ouattara".

Here's a story from a friend and colleague Tim Cocks who had to cover this very difficult story from inside the city.

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