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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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The West African nation of Guinea is again generating headlines for all of the wrong reasons. For those who do not follow the region closely, the concerning developments may seem like a bit of a shock given the democratic advancements transpiring elsewhere in West Africa; however, the warning signs in Guinea were long apparent and troubling for anyone paying attention.   The latest reports from the ground indicate that at least four people were killed this week, and dozens more injured, after police fired tear gas and live ammunition in an attempt to disperse thousands of protesters who are rightly outraged at President Alpha Condé’s bid to extend his time in office. Unrest in the country has been building towards a tipping point for several months now, with demonstrations growing increasingly restive in light of a potential revision to the country’s constitution that would allow President Condé to run in next year’s election. Read more on Vanguard Africa

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