A wind is blowing. It is heading south, and won’t be suppressed forever. In Ivory Coast, despite last week’s brutal attack, on the eve of International Women’s Day hundreds of women marched to the spot where their colleagues were killed, a clear demonstration that, slowly but surely, even Africans south of the Sahara will shed their fear and confront their dictatorial leaders. The women’s bravery will be an inspiration to others in Africa and elsewhere. Wangari Maathai
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