Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Unfortunately, I don't have much time. I have to catch a bus in 20 minutes, and if i miss it, i'm in big trouble. there is only one per day. i am headed north to Tamale, where the worst of the violence has been.

Yesterday was a good day. I was able to interview a ton of people. The general consensus was that many more people wanted peace than not and that things would be ok. There was a general sense that things would go well.

The TV and radio is blasting continuous warnings for people to not vote twice and for minors not to try to vote.

A few incidents yesterday that were reported on the news. Yesterday was the day for the police and election observers to vote (so they are free to do their job on Sunday, the day of the election). Apparently, in an area not too far from here, 70 police officers were not on the voter roles. They insinuated that if they could not vote, that they would not work on election day.

The Carter Center is here with an election observation team. I have emailed them to see if I can be of any assistance.

Off to Tamale,


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