Francophone Africa Update 23 May 2022

23 May 2022

MNJTF forces continue their thrust deep into the Lake Chad islands, MNJTF

Wagner group’s playbook in Mali, FPRI

French withdrawal from Mali will redraw the political map of West Africa, Palestine Chronicle

Transition au Mali : Des organisations de la société civile exigent l’adoption d’une « loi électorale réaliste» afin d’éviter des crises postélectorales, Le Républicain (Mali)

1er anniversaire de la prise du pouvoir par le Colonel Assimi Goita : Le Mali restaure son honneur, sa dignité et sa fierté sur la scène internationale, Inter de Bamako

Mali looks to build economic relations with Russia, Le Journal (Bamako)

Niger: violences en marge du passage d’un convoi de Barkhane les victimes bientôt indemnisées, Journal du Niger

Francophone Africa Update: 16 May 2022

16 May 2022

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune invites President Macron to make an official visit to Algeria, Algérie Focus

Why are Western actors apparently more concerned about Russian group Wagner’s human rights abuses in Mali than in CAR? Afrique XXI

Mali quits the G5 joint force, France24

How to react to West Africa’s military coups, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

Conspiracy theories in the Sahel are not only the product of Russian propaganda, Afrique XXI