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Updates on Western Africa

Mali will host a unit of Greek special forces: report Greece will send a military unit to Mali to join French forces to carry out operations against jihadist terrorists in an operation seperate from the EU’s missions.  Special Forces personnel will be added to the TAKUBA Operational Force (TF TAKUBA) formed by the French and 50 Estonians. Read more British corporate plunder helped provoke the war in Western Sahara On 13 November 2020, Morocco and the Western Saharan Polisario Front exchanged fire after a 29 year ceasefire. The Moroccan army entered Guerguerat to divert Saharawi peaceful protesters blocking Morocco’s “plunder corridor” to Mauritania. Read more Exclusif – Emmanuel Macron : « Entre la France et l’Afrique, ce doit être une histoire d’amour » Interview with the French President in Jeune Afrique. Read more  

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Ivorian resilience in the face of multiple crises: a kaleidoscope of cultural and geographic diversity

A cultural and artistic anchorage that transcends the boundaries of nation and time Côte d’Ivoire is a bona fide kaleidoscope. The country’s impressive human geography and cultural diversity, alongside its economic performance, testify to its richness as one of the central lungs of West Africa. As a country, it is famous not only for the football prowess of its national team, the Elephants, but for being the world’s largest cocoa producer. Since the turn of the millennium, Côte d’Ivoire has impressed the world with its economic performance and its artistic and cultural expressions. The country has come a long way since the heyday of the 1970s when Ernesto Djédjé’s successful hits such as Zibote launched Ivorian music onto the international scene. Equally, the rhythms of Mapouka, Zouglou, and Coupé Décalé have in turn exploded on the continental African scene, before flourishing worldwide. “The country’s impressive human geography and cultural diversity, alongside its economic performance, testify to its richness as one of the central lungs of West Africa.” For example, in August 2019, the magnitude of grief that poured in from the four corners of the world following the   tragic death of DJ Arafat – a well-known Ivorian singer and music […]

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