Francophone Africa update: 15 November 2021

Tensions between Morocco and Algeria over Western Sahara. The Africa Report RFI

Togo’s Covid-21 digital stimulus programme offers an innovative solution. Bloomberg The Conversation

Burkina Faso: at least 20 killed in an attack in Soum province. RFI

Thousands rally in DRC capital against electoral commission pick AlJazeera

Poverty, hunger, and deforestation: the dire consequences of climate change in Madagascar. Africa News The Guardian Sky News

Le Monde analyses jihadist groups’ videos to understand their methods in the Sahel. “Sahel : ce que les vidéos de djihadistes révèlent de leurs armes et de leurs méthodes”. Le Monde

Diplomatic tensions continue between Mali and France. Political analysis by Boubacar Haidara on Afrique XXI.

Documentary: “Restituer? L’Afrique en quête de ses chefs-d’œuvre” by Nora Philippe. This film addresses how African art pieces ended up in European museums and contributes to current debates about their restitutions to their countries of origin. To stream for free on by 26/04/2022.

Arts and literature from the continent: the latest and some classics

Recordings from online literature festival Bila Hudood: Arabic Literature Everywhere are freely available, including a panel on African narratives in Arabic publishing. Access here


P21 Gallery’s online exhibition Soundtrack to Puzzled Identities is available until 31 July. Access here


The latest issue of The Common focuses on stories and art from Morocco. Access here


With Ousmane Sembène’s Mandabi back in cinemas in the UK in its 2019 remastered version, the BFI has a handy reminder of where to find some of the greatest films of the past decades from across the African continent. Read more here