As the civil war continues in Cote d’Ivoire, a number of bloggers are offering helpful perspectives on life during conflict.
- Andrew Harding of the BBC continues to write vivid reports from Abidjan. In this post, he compares the city – chillingly – to Mogadishu.
- Christian Science Monitor‘s Scott Baldauf profiles an Abidjan hospital struggling to cope with wounded arrivals.
- At Reuters, Mark John reflects on the “role reversal [between Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara] which, even by the standards of recent Ivorian history, defies belief.”
- A Bombastic Element flags some American conservatives’ support for Gbagbo.
Inside Islam looks at shari’a in Nigeria.
The State Department details efforts to fight malnutrition in Chad and Niger.
The official results of Djibouti’s Friday elections are giving incumbent President Ismail Omar Guelleh around 80% of the vote.
And finally, here are some updates on Nigeria’s elections. Citizens in most parts of the country cast their votes in legislative elections yesterday. A few bombings and other incidents of violence occurred.
- CNN discusses some of the violence, including bombings in Maiduguri, the base of Boko Haram.
- VOA reports on the vote counting.
- Maggie Fick blogs from Jos.
- Al Jazeera has a video report, embedded below.