Francophone Africa Update 1 May 2022

Mali’s military junta blocks UN investigation of alleged massacre in Mali Globe and Mail

What went wrong in Mali and the future of France’s presence in the country, by Niagalé Bagayoko ISPI online

ali’s ECOWAS maintains sanctions against Mali and gives ultimatum to Guinea and Burkina Faso. Le Monde. France 24.

Le Sahel devient la 7e « province » de l’État islamique en Afrique : Faut-il s’en inquiéter ? Dakar Actu

Togo’s Gilbert Houngbo becomes first African to head the International Labour Organization. France 24. Jeune Afrique. Le Monde. Le Temps.

En Tunisie, un journaliste détenu pour avoir refusé de dévoiler ses sources. Le Monde.

Coups, insurgency, and imperialism in Africa, by Amy Niang. ROAPE

Narcotrafic au Sahel : une révolution à bas bruit. Afrique XXI

Fake News ecosystems in West Africa: a series of national reports published by CDD West Africa. Individual links available on this thread.

Transitioning nowhere: Burkina Faso’s coup d’état, by Bettina Engels. ROAPE

Bolloré, un empire françafricain. Une série de reportages sur Afrique XXI.

Music: Griots, rappers and composers redefine opera in Burkina Faso. Quartz

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