The entire United States Embassy staff and almost all Americans living in Abidjan attended Friday's (February 13) funeral of Mr.
The entire United States Embassy staff and almost all Americans living in Abidjan attended Friday's (February 13) funeral of Mr. Bruce Robinson, the associate director of the United States Peace Corps in the Ivory Coast.
The 33-year-old American was killed when the car he was driving crashed into a logging trailer near Abidjan. A passenger in the car was killed instantly. Mr. Robinson received critical brain injuries and died three days after the accident. His family elected to bury him in Abidjan.
Mr. Robinson was well known through the Ivory Coast for his work with the Peace Corps. A negro who did not finish his school in the mid 1950's, Mr Robinson joined the air force and took up studies again by correspondence. He went on to earn a degree in Mathematics and a Masters' degree in Economics. He taught University for five years and served for two years as consulting economist to the Budget Bureau of he Executive Office of the President of the United States.
Mr. Robinson had only been in the Ivory Coast for three months before his death. He is survived by his wife and four children.
Among the mourners at the funeral was the Foreign Minister of the Ivory Coast, Mr. Usher Assouan.