Friday, December 3, 2010

News from the Ivory Coast

I didn't put this in the Various and Sundry post because it deserves one of its own. I just wanted to highlight for you the news from Cote d'Ivoire, which you can see there on the map.

There was a presidential election last Sunday, and the opposition candidate was declared the winner. But the president, who lost re-election, closed the borders to the country and barred foreign media on Thursday which, as one reporter wrote, is "a dangerous development that barely falls short of a military coup. But not the traditional type of coup against a sitting president, it's rather a coup on the future one."

And now, what do you know? The sitting president has been declared the winner of the election.

Not a pretty picture. One you might want to keep your eye on and add to your prayers.

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