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Updates and Resources on West Africa

Mali In exchange for the release of French hostage Sophie Petronin, 200 ‘jihadists’ were released. A retired French general expresses his frustration, a view no doubt shared by many senior French army officials. Read more on Le Monde & Negotiations with jihadists: a problematic political solution Guinea & Ivory Coast Online debate organised by WATHI Think Tank in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung foundation on elections and political practices in Guinea and Ivory Coast (French language resource). Watch on YouTube “Élections en Guinée et en Côte d’Ivoire et pratiques politiques en Afrique de l’Ouest”   

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Update on Mali

Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, le président malien qui « jouissait du pouvoir sans l’exercer »  Cyril Bensimon discussess in Le Monde the recent Malian military coup. IBK was overthrown on August 18th by an army that, eight years earlier, in 2012, had greatly contributed to its accession to command by ousting his predecessor, Amadou Toumani Touré. Since then, the state became increasingly fragile.  Mali : défaire le coup d’Etat sans revenir en arrière An International Crisis Group report suggests that Malian actors and international parterns need to restore constitutional order and support governance conducive to real reforms rather than restore the previous system and personalities, which have contributed to the crisis in the first place.

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