Fickle attentions (Ivory Coast edition)

Cote d’Ivoire’s ratings never stood a chance once the networks came out with their Revolution in Egypt reality show, but even then I hoped for a little more sustained attention.

Here are the Google trends for “Ivory Coast” in the last 12 months:

I think we’re back to zero.

At first I thought to myself, “What dastardly act or political event caused the June spike?” Then I remembered two words: World Cup.

This may be all for the good. I’m sure the diplomats were getting tired of all the riff raff getting in the way.

Incidentally, the last international bank pulled out of the country today. Prepare for another spike?