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Weekly Update

Face à la politique répressive au Niger, le silence coupable de la France In Niger, under cover of Covid-19 restrictions, journalists are imprisoned for doing their job. And France is accused of turning a blind eye. Read more on Liberation Guinée: faut-il supprimer les forces de défense et de sécurité? Aliou Barry discusses the current security situation in Guinea, arguing that due to their behaviour, security and defence forces need to be replaced with an entire new structure. Read more on WATHI The COVID-19 Pandemic and Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa Elena Gadjanova argues that COVID-19 will accelerate processes of divergence and heterogeneity, impacting aspects such as democratization, civil society and media environments, electoral management institutions but also intra-African integration and cooperation. Read more on Pandemipolitics  

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Update on Security

Western Sahel: the push for counter-insurgency results is fuelling attacks on civilians, according to a new report After eight years of conflict in the Sahel, the international community remains primarily focused on the two main jihadi militant groups driving the sub-regional insurgency in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger: the Al Qaeda-affiliated Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) and the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS). The reality on the ground is far more complex. ACLED As Chad’s Problems Mount, What Role for Civil Society? With its people increasingly frustrated by elite impunity, civil society organisations are seeking to mobilise into a coherent protest movement. ACLED Burkina Faso: Thinking Security Out of Informality Oswald Padonou argues that the introduction of military service or a national civic service could help address the growing problem of insecurity in Burkina Faso. WATHI

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