Francophone Africa update: 28 March 2022

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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.

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