My Ivory Coast

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The war in Ivory Coast not only caused destruction and division, it also produced beautiful things. Like this song, My Ivory Coast, performed by Dobet Gnahoré and Manou Gallo.

In this video, Ivorian singer Dobet Gnahoré recalls her memories of the conflict and expresses her hopes for the future of her country.  
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This video is part of the Africa Desk's French-language platform to discuss the Gbagbo case.