North Africa Roundup

Morroco The Moroccan government is playing on Europe’s migration fears to garner support for its claims over Western Sahara. Read more on orientxxi.info Algeria In Algeria, protests continue despite Covid restrictions in order to mark the anniversary of the Hirak. Read more on aljazeera.com President Tebboune dissolved the Algerian Parliament on 18 February and called for early partliamentary elections. Read more on lemonde.fr These new measures only galvanised popular mobilisation. Read more on elwatan.com Tunisia Protests also continued in Tunisia. Read more on meshkal.org, on hrw.org and on globalvoices.org Ennahda leader Rached Ghannouchi discusses the legacy of the 2011 revolution and the role of his party. Read more on middleeasteye.net

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Francophone Africa Updates

Human rights abuses As G5 heads of state gather in N’Djamena, Human Rights Watch calls for action on human rights abuses by G5 forces. Read more on hrw.org – Sahel: End Abuses in Counterterrorism Operations | Human Rights Watch  Twenty UN Peacekeepers wounded in Mali Read more on reuters.com – Twenty U.N. peacekeepers wounded in central Mali attack Climate risks in Tunisia Hanne Knaepen’s research paper explores the socio-economic, political and governance challenges to Tunisia’s capacity to adapt to climate risks in the agri-food system. Read more on cascades.eu – Climate risks in Tunisia: Challenges to adaptation in the agri-food system Elections in Niger Akouvi Gloria Nella Vossah discusses the second round of presidential election in Niger. Read more on wathi.org – Niger : le second tour de l’élection présidentielle opposera l’ancien président Ousmane et l’ancien ministre Bazoum

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