Francophone Africa Update: 20 December 2021

Tunisia’s president calls constitutional referendum followed by elections in 2022. The Guardian France 24

Madagascar: 22 accused, including two French nationals, sentenced to jail for planning a coup against President Rajoelina. BBC RFI

Burkina Faso: The trial of Thomas Sankara’s assassination is underway. The Nation World Politics Review

France to open classified archives on Algeria war. The Independent AlJazeera Jeune Afrique

Entretien avec le Commandant de l’Opération Barkhane au Sahel : « Les militaires français ne seront plus que 3.000 au Sahel mi-2022 ». L’Express

French President Macron cancels planned visit to Mali. RFI France 24

Can local dialogues with jihadists stem violence in Burkina Faso? The New Humanitarian

Lawmakers in Senegal draft tougher laws against LGBT. REUTERS

En Algérie, la « peur d’être oubliés » des détenus du Hirak. Le Monde

UNESCO adds Congolese Rumba to heritage list. Jeune Afrique AlJazeera RFI

Senegal’s national dish “ceebu jën” joins UNESCO’s list of intangible heritage. Le Point AfricaNews

Podcast: Le partenariat militaire opérationnel, pour répondre à l’extension terroriste en Afrique de l’Ouest. RFI

The next update will be sent on January 10th, 2022. Happy holidays!

Le prochain bulletin sera envoyé le 10 janvier 2022. Joyeuses fêtes! 

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