After a long week of work in Abidjan with the West Africa media team we managed to wrap up the www.gowestafrica.org website and launch it before I left today. I’m really excited to see the new site online because it was long overdue for a new look. The old design was put in place by […]
I’ve been coming in to the media office every day at 8am and not leaving until around 1am. Tonight takes the cake – 8am to 3am. We’re planning to launch the new web site in the morning before I catch my flight back to Burkina Faso at 1pm. Hopefully I’ll get enough zzzs to function […]
Abidjan doesn’t exactly spiff up for the holiday like cities in the US. In fact, Abidjan hasn’t really spiffed anything up since the civil war began 7 years ago. However, there are a couple shopping malls in the city touting very expensive import items to the city’s elite that have added some flare for the […]
I attended Koulouba Baptist Church in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso last Sunday. This cute little kid was hanging out in the middle of the aisle. It was a chilly 83 degrees that morning.
As I mentioned before, being in Abidjan means I have access to French cheeses. This week I splurged and got not one, but four different cheeses. On display here are Chamois d’Or, Tomme des Pyrénées, Gorgonzola, and Muenster (by far the stinkiest). Back in high school I once put some muenster in the dorm fridge […]
At the International School of Ouagadougou (ISO) they have a pet tortoise that serves as their mascot. I found him hanging out under some bushes and thought his face was fascinating. He looked like he was made of stone – something the black & white effect enhances further.