The Observers Direct

The Observers Direct - With our Observers... in Abidjan

The Observers is a collaborative project that includes both a website and a weekly TV show, all based on amateur content.


We visited three of our Observers in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, to report on subjects they have covered for us: the demolition - often without compensation - of informal settlements where people have lived for years; the housing crisis at the city's universities, where hundreds??? of students are forced to sleep in their classrooms every night; and "I Love Abidjan", a Facebook tribute to the city by a Congolese IT specialist who loves his adopted home.

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