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News, Resources & Upcoming Events (26/04/2021)

News and Reports President of Chad is killed on battlefield after winning reelection – NYTimes.com wsj.com DW.com Will events in Chad force a reset of Sahel strategy? – atlanticcouncil.org Mort d’Idriss Déby : “la France perd un allié très important” dans le Sahel – France24.com Rebels threaten to march on capital as Chad reels from president’s battlefield death –  Reuters Niger: The African Commission must act for a human rights approach in the African Union’s handling of the political and security situation –  fidh.org Sahel : l’Algérie et le Niger accordent leurs violons –  Jeuneafrique.com Gérard Araud – La France devrait s’inspirer de l’Amérique et quitter le Sahel – lepoint.fr Burkina Faso : « Juger Blaise Compaoré n’ajoutera pas à l’instabilité » – jeuneafrique.com Mali: Killings, ‘Disappearances’ in Military Operations – Human Rights Watch Mali sets February date for presidential, parliamentary elections – aljazeera.com Resources In 2017 the Government of Rwanda retained the Washington DC law firm of Levy Firestone Muse LLP to investigate the role of the French government in connection with the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda that left more than 800,000 dead. The Muse Investigation report was submitted to the Government of Rwanda on 19 April 2021. […]

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How long does Ivory Coast political actors’ memory last? A decade! Implications of pressions on Ouattara to seek third term after PM’s death

Sorina Toltica is a PhD Researcher based at University of Portsmouth, School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature. Her current work is funded by the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership and analyses remoteness & counterinsurgency in Western Africa, with a particular focus on UK&US military presence; Has previously worked for West Africa Network for Peacebuilding Senegal (WANEP), on the Early Warning and Early Response Network (WARN). According to REUTERS, leaders from Ivory Coast’s ruling party agreed at a closed-door meeting to press President Alassane Ouattara to seek a third term in October’s election following the sudden death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly. This is worrying news, although Ouattara announced in March that he would not stand for re-election after 10 years in office and designated Gon Coulibaly, his closest political ally as the RHDP party’s candidate. While waiting for further developments of the situation, the below summary of the 2010-2011 Ivory Coast Crisis aims to remind political actors that such decision would destabilise the country, which has seen a positive evolution during the past decade (Fragile States Index). It will cause unnecessary instability and a possible international escalation, due to previous ECOWAS and AU inability to manage the crisis […]

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