Francophone Africa update: 22 November 2021

#CongoHoldUp: Investigation into plunder of DRC resources by ex-President Kabila’s inner circle. The Continent (pp 11-15) BBC RFI Security-related protests in Burkina Faso: Following a deadly attack in Inata, opposition and civil society led demonstrations calling for President Kaboré’s resignation. BBC Le Monde Over the weekend, fresh protests blocked a French military convoy in Kaya. Mobile internet access has been disrupted. VOA REUTERS RFI Tunisia: Trial of anti-corruption activist shines light on use of military courts VOA UN renews Central African Republic mission amid growing feud over Russian mercenaries Africa Report Long read on Africa’s rising cities, including Kinshasa (DRC) and Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) Washington Post

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Francophone Africa update: 15 November 2021

Tensions between Morocco and Algeria over Western Sahara. The Africa Report RFI Togo’s Covid-21 digital stimulus programme offers an innovative solution. Bloomberg The Conversation Burkina Faso: at least 20 killed in an attack in Soum province. RFI Thousands rally in DRC capital against electoral commission pick AlJazeera Poverty, hunger, and deforestation: the dire consequences of climate change in Madagascar. Africa News The Guardian Sky News Le Monde analyses jihadist groups’ videos to understand their methods in the Sahel. “Sahel : ce que les vidéos de djihadistes révèlent de leurs armes et de leurs méthodes”. Le Monde Diplomatic tensions continue between Mali and France. Political analysis by Boubacar Haidara on Afrique XXI. Documentary: “Restituer? L’Afrique en quête de ses chefs-d’œuvre” by Nora Philippe. This film addresses how African art pieces ended up in European museums and contributes to current debates about their restitutions to their countries of origin. To stream for free on Arte.tv by 26/04/2022.

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