Fear and Loathing in the Ivory Coast | Think Africa Press
The word in Abidjan is that no-one leaves town after dark, that the road to the north becomes a bandits’ nest after 10pm.
The same story circulates in the central city of Bouaké. “Everyone distrusts everybody else”, one inhabitant told Think Africa Press. A graphic picture in the government newspaper Fraternité Matin shows a minibus that has veered off the road; the torso of the lifeless driver has slumped off the front seat and hangs suspended at an angle. “Killed just like that,” reads part of the caption.