Apr. 07, 2011
Since last November’s presidential election in Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo has refused to abdicate power to Alessane Ouattara, the run-off’s internationally-endorsed winner. Troops loyal to each have been fighting ever since. This week, with the help of U.N. and French forces, the end to Gbagbo’s rule appears imminent. Richard Downie, deputy director of the Africa program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will discuss what’s next for Ivory Coast. Also, in her recent conversation with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, 29-year-old Libyan Iman al-Obeidi shared gruesome details about her detention and gang rape by Qaddafi militia. Libyan-American activist Asma Magariaf will explain the impact that al-Obeidi's story has had on the Libyan people. And on Global Activism, we’ll talk with the founder of Mindful Medicine Worldwide, an organization that provides integrative healthcare services to people in developing countries.