Francophone Afrique Update: 29 November 2021

Security crisis: Parliamentary debates, anti-government protests, and internet shutdown in Burkina Faso. RFI Le Monde VOANews

Forum de Paris sur la Paix : l’Afrique face aux défis du multilatéralisme. La Tribune Afrique

Widespread sexism and violence against women in African parliaments. Report by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the African Parliamentary Union (APU). Article on it by Le Monde.

Ugandan troops authorised to hunt ADF rebels in Eastern DR Congo. France 24 Le Monde

Dr Rahmane Idrissa: « Du sentiment antifrançais au Sahel. » Substack

Guinea: Residents demand justice for late rape victim, M’Mah Sylla. AfricaNews RFI

Local elections in Algeria. Le Monde AlJazeera

Morocco’s capital booming art scene is also a grab at soft power. Bloomberg

Dance: From New Orleans to Abidjan, the roots of twerking. Africa Report

Francophone Africa update: 22 November 2021

#CongoHoldUp: Investigation into plunder of DRC resources by ex-President Kabila’s inner circle. The Continent (pp 11-15) BBC RFI

Security-related protests in Burkina Faso:

  • Following a deadly attack in Inata, opposition and civil society led demonstrations calling for President Kaboré’s resignation. BBC Le Monde
  • Over the weekend, fresh protests blocked a French military convoy in Kaya. Mobile internet access has been disrupted. VOA REUTERS RFI

Tunisia: Trial of anti-corruption activist shines light on use of military courts VOA

UN renews Central African Republic mission amid growing feud over Russian mercenaries Africa Report

Long read on Africa’s rising cities, including Kinshasa (DRC) and Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) Washington Post