Ivory Coast

Government soldiers wait on a helicopter at the airport in San Pedro, southwestern Ivory Coast, Friday Jan. 10, 2003, before heading to an area near Grabo, also in the southwest, where government forces are fightng rebels.

What does ‘legitimacy’ mean: Part I

What does it mean for a government to gain or lose legitimacy? Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive this week into the legitimacy of Ivory Coast's government following a civil war.

What does ‘legitimacy’ mean: Part I
Two young Ivory Coast men stand in a crowded prison with a small lantern lit.

Ivory Coast film ‘Night of the Kings’ makes Oscar short list

Ivory Coast film ‘Night of the Kings’ makes Oscar short list
A line of young school children are shown wearing face masks and wearing backpacks and jackets.

At UN, Africa urges fiscal help against virus 'apocalypse'

At UN, Africa urges fiscal help against virus 'apocalypse'
Several white airplanes with Kenya Airways logo on them in red and green parked in airport.

International flights resume in East Africa

International flights resume in East Africa
Actor Bambadjan Bamba has had major roles in Grey's Anatomy and The Good Life.

What it's like to be an undocumented Hollywood star

What it's like to be an undocumented Hollywood star
Soldiers stand guard after the beach attack at Grand Bassam in Ivory Coast

Beach massacre in Ivory Coast amplifies fears of Islamic militants across West Africa

A group linked to al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for a massacre at a beach resort in Ivory Coast. It's the third attack on western-related targets in West Africa since November. So just how dangerous is West Africa becoming?

Beach massacre in Ivory Coast amplifies fears of Islamic militants across West Africa
Magic System

Is a verse about being in a psych ward too personal to be included in a new version of a song?

The song "Sweet Fanta Diallo (Adieu Soleil)" by the group Magic System caught my attention the other day. The band is from Ivory Coast. That's the same country where Alpha Blondy, the original singer of Sweet Fanta, is from. However, in Magic System's version, they dropped the last verse.

Is a verse about being in a psych ward too personal to be included in a new version of a song?
Cida Vieira, president of the Association of Prostitutes of Minas Gerais, looks for clients along a street in Belo Horizonte, November 5, 2013. A group of sex workers are taking English classes once a week in preparation for the World Cup.

Is the World Cup fueling underage prostitution in Brazil?

Big sporting events like the World Cup often increase prostitution. In Brazil, though, many of the sex workers are poor children. The World Cup is getting better press for the behavior of its Japanese fans, who stopped to pick up the trash at their stadium after the game. And we tell you about Game of Thrones, in real life, in today's Global Scan.

Is the World Cup fueling underage prostitution in Brazil?
Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, an acronym for "Avtomat Kalashnikov model 1947", indicating its first year of production.

Mikhail Kalashnikov and his AK-47 take a bow

Mikhail Kalashnikov and his AK-47 won't just live on in the hands of rebels, guerrillas, child soldiers, and terrorists. The AK-47 has entered our culture.

Mikhail Kalashnikov and his AK-47 take a bow
Cho Mei and her parents, refugees from Burma, bought their first Christmas tree this year. Mei says she's even participating in a 'Secret Santa' gift exchange with her family-- something she learned from her Burmese church group in Oakland.

These Liberian and Myanmar refugees cook up old, and new, Christmas traditions

Who says you have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas in America? Since most everyone has the day off on December 25th, refugee communities often come together and create their own holiday traditions.

These Liberian and Myanmar refugees cook up old, and new, Christmas traditions

Ketchum if You Can: The Real Story Behind Putin's New York Times Op-Ed is PR Gold

The PR-firm Ketchum, was involved in placing Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the Times. Ketchum counts the Russian government as one of its clients. It scored a victory and struck PR gold by landing the piece in America's paper of record.

Ketchum if You Can: The Real Story Behind Putin's New York Times Op-Ed is PR Gold

Mapouka: Ivory Coast's Dance-Style Version of 'Twerking'

While everyone is talking about Miley Cyrus's latest moves, no one is talking about Ivory Coast and a dance called the Mapouka. Known as the "butt dance," it was twerking before twerking was twerking.

Mapouka: Ivory Coast's Dance-Style Version of 'Twerking'
The World

Britain Named Most Prolific Invader

A new book claims that Britain has invaded more countries than any other. Anchor Aaron Schachter discusses the claim with the World's News Editor and resident history buff, Chris Woolf.

Britain Named Most Prolific Invader

Mutiny in Mali continues as Junta announces new constitution

The leaders of a military coup in Mali have issued a new constitution for the country while thousands of their supporters rally in the capital Bamako and protest foreign interference.

Mutiny in Mali continues as Junta announces new constitution
The World

Laurent Gbagbo Faces International Criminal Court

Gbagbo appeared in the court at The Hague on Monday to face charges of crimes against humanity.

Laurent Gbagbo Faces International Criminal Court