We heard from Eliezer that the UN forces are due to begin withdrawing from the buffer zone in Ivory Coast today to be replaced by a new united force combining government and rebel soldiers. The country seems to be moving rapidly towards reunification. Great news after so long.
It is good also to hear people talking about forgiveness. Rebel leader Guillaume Soro is asking forgiveness for the war he waged: "In signing the Ouagadougou peace accords with president
Laurent Gbagbo on 4 March 2007, we insisted that forgiveness is the
price we have to pay for peace, so as to make reconciliation and the
joy of living together again, possible."