Women's day

The women of Ivory Coast are still battling to end the rapidly deteriorating situation in their country. All one can do really is to wish them luck.

These women are once again victims of self-centred, self aggrandising kleptocrats. From his perch somewhere above his citizens, Ggabo clings to power at the expense of those he wishes to rule, massacring them in broad daylight.

Perhaps one day we will be able to adequately explain what it is that makes a despot, what fuels the desire to rule at all costs and blinds someone to the reality of his actions. In the meantime the women of Cote D’Ivoire will be brutalised and murdered. This is how they spent Women's day.

Female demonstrators march in Ivorian capital Abidjan commemorating victims of last week's violence read more 

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