Τετάρτη, 21 Ιουνίου 2017

Côte-d'Ivoire: le colonialisme, la liberté, l'histoire et l'Eglise orthodoxe // Ivory Coast: colonialism, freedom, history and the Orthodox Church


Abidjan
 
Map from here
Ivory Coast (i/ˌvəri ˈkst/) or Côte d'Ivoire (/ˌkt dˈvwɑːr/;[6] KOHT dee-VWAHR; French: [kot divwaʁ] ( listen)), officially the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire[7][8] (French: République de Côte d'Ivoire), is a country located in West Africa. Ivory Coast's political capital is Yamoussoukro, and its economic capital and largest city is the port city of Abidjan. Its bordering countries are Guinea and Liberia in the west, Burkina Faso and Mali in the north, and Ghana in the east. The Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) is located south of Ivory Coast.
Prior to its colonization by Europeans, Ivory Coast was home to several states, including Gyaaman, the Kong Empire, and Baoulé. Two Anyi kingdoms, Indénié and Sanwi, attempted to retain their separate identity through the French colonial period and after independence.[9] Ivory Coast became a protectorate of France in 1843–1844 and was later formed into a French colony in 1893 amid the European scramble for Africa. Ivory Coast achieved independence in 1960, led by Félix Houphouët-Boigny, who ruled the country until 1993. The country maintained close political and economic association with its West African neighbors while at the same time maintaining close ties to the West, especially France. Since the end of Houphouët-Boigny's rule in 1993, Ivory Coast has experienced one coup d'état, in 1999, and two religion-grounded civil wars. The first took place between 2002 and 2007[10] and the second during 2010-2011. In 2000, the country adopted a new Constitution.[11]
Ivory Coast is a republic with a strong executive power invested in its President. Through the production of coffee and cocoa, the country was an economic powerhouse in West Africa during the 1960s and 1970s. Ivory Coast went
Ivory Coast Flag Map, from here
through an economic crisis in the 1980s, contributing to a period of political and social turmoil. Changing into the 21st-century Ivorian economy is largely market-based and still relies heavily on agriculture, with smallholder cash-crop production being dominant.[1]

The official language is French, with local indigenous languages also widely used, including Baoulé, Dioula, Dan, Anyin, and Cebaara Senufo. In total there are around 78 languages spoken in Ivory Coast. Popular religions include Islam, Christianity (primarily Roman Catholicism), and various indigenous religions.
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15 ANS DE L'INSTALLATION DE L'ORTHODOXIE EN COTE D'IVOIRE (Eglise Orthodoxe de Côte d'ivoire)


 
Africa … Faith possible, many wonders . "We arrived," recounts Bishop Panteleimon of Ghana, "after 18 hours journey in the Ivory Coast and said : Now what? And, when disappointed and we decided to return to Ghana, the phone rings. It was a group of people who for six years was looking the roots of Christianity upon research discoveries to Orthodoxy… their intentions are pure… I decided to baptize them… We went to see the lagoon, where the next day would be a baptism. Full trash (up to 2,5 m from the coast). That will take the oil ? Where are It will be the mystery ? Would like months to clean it up… In the evening windstorm broke… the next morning there was not a debris… after… Blessed with captured heartbreaking pain. I had to go to hospital… I kept… were the first Orthodox Christians" (from African Initiated Churches in Search of Orthodoxy - Africa of my heart).



The Holy Archdiocese of Accra is a diocese under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Its territory includ the parishes and missions located in the nations of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali & Burkina Faso (from The Orthodox Church in Ghana & Ivory Coast).


 

MÉMOIRE ÉTERNELLE
MÉMOIRE ÉTERNELLE, MÉMOIRE ÉTERNELLE (d'ici)

Après avoir accepter de quitter le Bénin avec quelques membres de son groupe de musique pour venir animer la liturgie d'action de grâce et de remerciement des 15 ans de l'Orthodoxie le dimanche 7 Mai 2017 avec notre communauté de Côte d'Ivoire. l’Éternel Dieu vient de rappeler auprès de lui son serviteur BEHANZIN Eric Juste Alphonse ce lundi 15 Mai 2017 à 6 heures 53 m . au CHU de Cocody. Que son âme repose en paix.

ETERNAL MEMORY
ETERNAL MEMORY, ETERNAL MEMORY (from here)

After agreeing to leave Benin with some members of his band to come to animate the liturgy of greasy action and thanks of the 15 years of Orthodoxy on Sunday, May 7, 2017 with our community of Côte d'Ivoire. The Eternal God has just reminded his servant BEHANZIN Eric Juste Alphonse this Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6 hours 53 m. At the Cocody Hospital. That his soul rests in peace.


Voir aussi / See also

Ivory Coast
Orthodox Ivory Coast
 
The Passion of Jesus Christ and the Passions of Africa...
The Kingdom of Heaven, where racial discrimination has no place 
How “White” is the Orthodox Church?
Orthodox Mission in Tropical Africa (& the Decolonization of Africa)

 


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