Ivory Coast massacre
| 06 April 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |
The civil war no one was paying much attention to over these past several months finally made it to the public radar of some world media because it’s reached critical mass….murder.
No room for another humantirarian crisis
| 03 April 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |
Maybe news print television news programs only have so much space to fill with what (they think) we need to know. But the new communications media cover such boundless terrain, there’s no excuse but apathy or lack of depth in their news staffs for the lack of coverage of some (many) geopolitical hotspots where people are living with existential crises.
The Ivory Coast is not so far away
| 29 March 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |
If you are a humanitarian, are there limits to relief efforts? With all the news lately reporting on the “international community” responding to the crisis in Libya (Yemen, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, the entire region..), the question arises: How can our concern about human crises be directed to some populations while ignoring others?
Côte d’Ivoire needs to reach beyond the theatre of elections
| 04 March 2011 | FEATURES |
North Africa is in turmoil, but there is another hot spot in West Africa which could erupt into a civil war.
Christmas on the Ivory Coast
| 19 December 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |
During our festive season busy with parties and shopping and decorations and family gatherings, news headlines can easily escape notice. Especially when they’re about far away and practically unknown countries with their never-ending political unrest. Trouble is, behind the headlines are a lot of human individuals. And a personal appeal from one of them crossed my desk…
An African star performer crashes and burns
| 10 December 2004 | FEATURES |
Hundreds of people in the Ivory Coast have died, foreign residents have fled and its economy is in tatters. An apparently senseless civil war has pitted North against South, natives against migrants, Christians against Muslims. Why?<