It appeared that Ivory Coast was on the verge of a civil war with the former President Laurent Gbagbo looking to walk over their own people to hold onto power over the people. The elections appeared to show that rival Alassane Ouattara had won a fair election but Gbagbo and his people were looking to cover this up and it seemed at one point that Mr. Ouattara might have been in risk of being assassinated as his hotel complex was being attacked. Surely events like this are only going to cripple the people in Ivory Coast and one has to wonder who holds the real power in this country and will the cycle of corruption continue to hold their own people prisoners?
The price of chocolate and cocoa has gone up as a result as a lot of cocoa is produced in the Ivory Coast. Back in December international football star Didier Drogba called for peace saying the unrest was going to cost lives and more.
Either way you look at it, some damage has been done but hopefully for the people of Ivory Coast they can move forward to the future and not a step backwards.