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Ivory Coast and Ethical Dilemmas

Posted on January 08, 2011

One of the major items of news today was that of the United States offering Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo a “dignified exit.” The United Nations and the Africa Union believe that the incumbent president’s political opponent is the winner of the November 28 election. Gbagbo has control of the media and the military but ...

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A Light-Headed Beginning to 2011

Posted on January 03, 2011

The past few days have seen the departure of the last of our Christmas guests. The Christmas season was a much needed time for rest as well as a joyful time with Naomi’s elderly parents, our children (including one future son-in-law) and Naomi’s brother and his wife. This morning we attended the 11 a.m. service ...

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Reflections on 2010

Posted on January 03, 2011

The news out of Africa in the months of November and December alone highlight the enormous challenges and opportunities to which ALARM is called. Although ALARM operates in central-eastern Africa, the politics of neighbors affect the whole continent: the struggle for power in Ivory Coast, the continued iron grip of Mugabe in Zimbabwe while its people languish, the pirates ...

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