As a devout Muslim in Cote d’Ivoire, I following the teachings of the Quran, including regular prayer, fasting, and giving alms. Islam has been one of the major religions of my country since the 13th century, when Malinke rulers spread the religion through much of West Africa. Most Muslims here are Sunni, following Maliki version of Islamic law. Although few of us can afford to undertake the hajj, we make sacrifices in our own way.
As a business student at the International University Grand Bassam, I am always interested in changing markets and industries. I hope that by accessing wider markets and empowering local talent, Cote d’Ivoire will benefit from the advances in technology, logistics and payments that are already benefitting the developed world.
There is no one culture or religion associated with prosperity and peace. Rather, prosperity and peace will come when we find common ground and work within our diverse communities to see good in one another.