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A great day in the city.

21 July 2015, Côte d’Ivoire

The day started off with us driving through the city streets, where we witnessed all sorts of marvelous things, including the tallest allotment of goods that I’ve ever seen someone carry on their head! This woman had dozens of buckets balanced on her head! And if someone came along who wanted to buy one of […]


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Celebrating the youth.

21 July 2015, Côte d’Ivoire

Today started out in a truly inspirational way, with schools from around Cote d’Ivoire meeting for a gathering of the Youth Council. In celebration of the continent’s youth and remembrance of the young people who perished in South Africa in June 1976, crowds gathered to listen as the president of the Youth Parliament addressed them. […]


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The biggest church in the world.

21 July 2015, Côte d’Ivoire

The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro is collosal! It was constructed between 1985 and 1989 and Guinnes World Records lists it as the largest church in the world, having surpassed St. Peters Cathedral in the Vatican city. The Basilica of Our Lady Peace was built by then president, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, and was […]


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Welcome to The Republic of Côte d’Ivoire.

21 July 2015, Côte d’Ivoire

Today we drove into the Cote d’Ivoire, otherwise known as the Ivory Coast. This country achieved independence in 1960, led by Félix Houphouët-Boigny. Under his leadership, the country became an economic powerhouse in the 60’s and 70’s. I don’t know if it’s something in the air, but when you arrive here, you can almost feel […]