Francophone Africa update 26 April 2022

We are sorry that there has been no Francophone Africa update in a while due to technical issues. We re-publish below the 28 March post, which some of you did not receive. We hope to resume normal service from Monday 1 May. Thank you for your patience! 

African students fleeing war in Ukraine detained in EU immigration facilities and face racism. The Independent. African Arguments

Senegal army’s operation in Casamance displaces 6,000 in Gambia. AlJazeera. TV5. AfricaNews

Mali’s former PM Soumeylou B. Maïga dies in custody. Le Sahelien. The Independent.  

France’s withdrawal from Mali: a selection of resources. 

  • “Why France failed in Mali” by N. Powell on War on the Rocks.
  • “The End of Operation Barkhane and the Future of Counterterrorism in Mali” by M. Harris, C. Doxsee and J. Thompson for the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
  • « Barkhane est morte, pas l’interventionnisme français », un podcast d’Afrique XXI
  • “France’s Troop Withdrawal from Mali”, I.Y. Ibrahim and R. Moncrieff are guests on Crisis Group’s podcast.
  • “What to make of the French exit from Mali?” by O. Ba and O. Diallo on AlJazeera.

La MINUSCA en Centrafrique : Les casques bleus impopulaires. IFRI

Mass grave discovered in Central Mali; MINUSMA accuses the Malian army and Russian Wagner group. The Africa Report. Jeune Afrique

Sahel: Moving beyond military containment policy report. Atlantic Council

Burkina Faso’s Francis Kéré becomes first Black architect to win the Pritzker prize. The Guardian. AlJazeera. The Conversation. ArchDaily

Série: A la redécouverte des classiques de la philosophie africaine. Le Monde 

New parliamentary report shows Africa is still misrepresented in UK school curriculum. Full report available here. Blog about it on African Arguments

Bruxelles: le groupe de travail sur la décolonisation de l’espace public rend son rapport. RTBF

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