Didier Drogba
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Didier Drogba joins Ivory Coast 'peace team'

The Ivory Coast and Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba has been invited to join a very different 11-member team - his native country's truth and reconciliation commission.

The body is tasked with bringing divided communities together in a healing process to replace the mistrust, hurt and violence that the West African country faced after its contested presidential elections last year.

Since the removal of Laurent Gbagbo and the inauguration of President Alassane Ouattara, Ivory Coast is trying to come to terms with its past as well as looking ahead.

So what will Drogba's role be and how did he accept the challenge? He spoke to the BBC's Ian McGarry.

  • 21 Sep 2011
  • From the section Africa