Laurent Gbagbo has lost his war with Alassane Ouattara. An outsider would assume that peace would now return to Ivory Coast and "Bah" the girl living with me could return to her country in safety. I am an insider, therefore I am not able to avoid thinking or feeling about the war.
I received a CNN alert in my e-mail box yesterday saying that Gbagbo was captured, immediately I walked down the kitchen where Bah was making spaghetti and told her,
"Gbagbo has been taken by the French and Alassane."
She said little,
"I need MTN Credit so I can call Ivory Coast (a.k.a. Cote d’Ivoire.)
I handed here my extra 5 Cedi card used for my MTN USB Internet Modem, and went back to the Hotel room to wait for Bah to decompress.
Comments from girl inside Ivory Coast.
I asked Bah,
"What did you friend in Abidjan say?"
I was told that the national TV was saying this and that, and the general situation.
"Is your friend OK?"
Bah become irritated,
"All the bodies in the streets."
"What does your friend see?"
"The Islamic people are dancing in the street."
Bah calls her sister in Grand Bassam and is told the price of food has doubled, or tripled and ever good person is hiding inside their house. The day before people came to the Bon Prix super market and broke the windows and destroyed the store.
The balance of power is now out of balance, this means the losers of the war are in great danger. Bah says later,
"All the ‘Alepe" people are dead, all my people are dead, they all supported Gbagbo."
She is drawing conclusions, and I am not sure what to say, 60 percent says she is correct. The question is this,
"Are the force of France and the United Nation going to protect the loser of the war, the Gbagbo supporters?"
The were not able to insure an election happened peacefully?
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HoboTraveler.com Changes Today
Boy genius give me warning that today he will change the comments on the Blog, after today there will be a small icon and a way of reading about the person on their profile.
1. People must be logged into comment.
2. Comments are displayed instantly.
3. There will be a little photo and some data next to the comment that leads to the person "My Hobo" profile.
This is a battle between the anonymous and the transparent world, this is our efforts to allow real and genuine people to connect. We believe that honest, open, transparent comments are of greater value than the anonymous.
Ghana, West Africa --- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
"You are amazing! I think you should think about being a therapist some day! You have great insight!"
- Comment on prior Blog post by HappyHobo
As a person who spent 30 days in the Alcoholism nut ward, I can honestly say, therapy is self-service. Strange as it sounds, when the student arrives, the teacher appears.
A person can choose the destination that fits what they need, this the value of travel that is often neglected. If you truly are going on "Vacation," then you need to choose what you need to be happy.
Boy genius from India found this great program.
This has to be the ultimate mobile office road warrior problem. I had an extremely off the wall problem, I want to charge my "MTN" USB Wireless Internet Modem here in Ghana while inside the the USB modem. Before this program, I needed remove the chip from the USB, put in my cell phone, charge the SIM and then reinstall, now I can do while in the computer.
Thanks to you and boy genius the developers of MDMA (Mobile Data Management Application) for this gem. I was getting used to switching out my USB dongle's SIM Card into my phone to recharge it. I believed there had to be a better way:
This little program is it. At least it worked with my Airtel Sim here in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Tokoro, this is great that small tip helped, it is amazing all the small things that help, but need to be passed around. I explained to Boy Genius my problem, and next thing I know he sent me that to use, truly a simpler solution.