Goodbye, Obama: A West African’s Loving Farewell

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — The 2008 United States presidential election was an incredible time for me, here in West Africa. The election contributed to shaping my leadership skills and affected the course of my life. I used to take part in events at the US Embassy in Abidjan, our country’s commercial capital, as a member … Read more


A Young African Striving for a Better Africa

As the managing director of a community-based radio station in one of the most populated and underserved urban areas of Abidjan, the commercial capital of the Ivory Coast, I am working in a neighborhood of about 1.5 million people facing poverty, insecurity, pollution, illiteracy and inadequate power and water supplies. Yet I consider myself privileged … Read more

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