· The government officially discourages the use of the name
· Laurent Gbagbo won elections in October 2000. On September 19, 2002, while the President was in
· Gbagbo's original mandate as president expired on October 30, 2005, but due to the lack of disarmament it was deemed impossible to hold an election, and therefore his term in office was extended until today.
· Since 1983,
· The Baoulé, the Senoufo and the Dan peoples are skilled at carving wood and each culture produces wooden masks in wide variety. The Côte d'Ivorian peoples use masks to represent animals in caricature to depict deities, or to represent the souls of the departed. As the masks are held to be of great spiritual power, it is considered a taboo for anyone other than specially trained persons or chosen ones to wear or possess certain masks. These ceremonial masks each are thought to have a soul, or life force, and wearing these masks is thought to transform the wearer into the entity the mask represents.
But what I really want to do in
-Pretend I'm Canadian (the French are not particularly popular in the country)
-Get a mask that is not taboo for me to own
-Meet one of the many writers from
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