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Updates on Francophone Africa

La Commission vérité, justice et réconciliation au Mali: un travail thérapeutique indispensable WATHI Debate on rfi.fr Quel bilan pour Issoufou et quels défis pour son successeur? Apa NEWS: Tatiana Smirnova, chercheuse associée au Sahel Research Group (Université de Floride),dresse le bilan des deux quinquennats du président sortant, Mahamadou Issoufou, et décrit les défis qui attendent son successeur. Boko Haram : La violence contre les civils s’intensifie dans le nord du Cameroun Read more on Centre d’études stratégiques de l’Afrique Five civilians killed in Algeria The defense ministry declared it is the deadliest attack targeting civilians in recent years. Read more on Arabnews.com Forty-six civilians feared killed in eastern Congo attack Forty-six civilians are reported to have been killed in an attack by suspected Ugandan Islamist militants Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). The armed group is believed to have killed more than 1,000 civilians in Eastern Congo since the start of 2019 (UN figures). Read more on Reuters    

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Update & Resources on West Africa

Niger: American hostage rescued by US special forces An American hostage kidnapped in Niger has been freed in a raid by US special forces. Philip Walton was abudcted from a village close to the border with Nigeria by men armed with AK47s on motorbikes. BBC reports that with jihadist and criminal groups known to operate in the Sahel area, at least six hostages are thought to be held captive. Turning the Authoritarian Tide: Strategies For Transforming Securitisation Watch a global debate by the Security Policy Alternatives Network (SPAN) & the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftun, on current trends in peace, security and human rights and prospects for adopting security policy alternatives. Video Recording English/French translation needed? Click here Besoin d’une traduction anglais/français? Cliquez ici The African Soldiers of the First World War RUSI online conversation with the Rt. Hon. David Lammy MP and Professor Michèle Barrett on the forgotten African soldiers who fought for Britain in the First World War. Date: 11 November 2020 Time: 1600 GMT Register here  

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