Friday, December 24, 2010
At the link above, you can download the mp3 file of my fifty-minute radio documentary about the elections and their aftermath. It is a personal account and focuses on the people from one rural community north of Korhogo, where I have spent time for the past thirty years. Some of the people in this account live in the village itself, which I call Kalikaha in the documentary. Others now live in Korhogo, Koumassi, and Abobo.
Kalikaha voted peacefully on November 28. Gbagbo's representatives signed the sworn statements. But the villagers' votes were thrown out.
Now as Ouattara and Gbagbo play chess over the country's financial assets, ordinary people once again suffer the consequences. I only wish it had a happy ending.