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 Africa Update: 14 February 2022

West Africa coups show limits of diplomacy, opening door to new players. Reuters

Analyses of the coup in Burkina Faso. African Arguments The Economist

Attack in Benin national park signals expansion of jihadi threat. Jeune Afrique France 24 ABC

Tunisia: President issues decree to create new judicial watchdog. AlJazeera France 24

Les forces Barkhane et Takuba pourraient totalement quitter le Mali. RFI

EU, US restore aid to Burundi. AfricaNews VOA

Madagascar: Cyclone Batsirai kills 120. AlJazeera Euronews The Independent

France Says Airstrikes Kill 40 in Burkina Faso Linked to Benin Attacks. VOA Le Monde

Long read: Série en 4 articles « Aux origines coloniales de Barkhane ». Afrique XXI

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