Francophone Africa update: 8 November 2021

West African regional bloc ECOWAS imposes new sanctions on military transition leaders in Mali and Guinea. France 24 Al Jazeera

Two attacks in Niger’s Tillabery region kill 69 civilians and eleven soldiers. LE FIGARO

Literature: Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, 31-year-old writer born in Senegal, awarded Goncourt prize for The Most Secret Memory of Men. Afrique XXI RFI The Guardian

Ex- Central African Republic president and other rebels said to be in N’Djamena. RFI

British Council study finds English language is gaining ground in Morocco. The Africa Report

Long read (in French): “Au Sahel, le dérèglement climatique a bon dos” Afrique XXI

Interview (in French): Dr Rama Salla Dieng : « L’Afrique a aussi eu ses féminismes et elle ne le doit pas à l’Occident » Le Monde

New publication on the Sahel: Bruno Charbonneau, ‘Counter-insurgency governance in the Sahel’, International Affairs, 97: 6, November 2021 https://academic.oup.com/ia/article/97/6/1805/6412468

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