Francophone Africa Update: 24 January 2022

Confused situation in Burkina Faso amidst mutinies and coup attempt. Le Monde Omega FM AlJazeera

Local elections in Senegal: the opposition wins in Dakar and Ziguinchor. Le Monde AfricaNews RFI REUTERS

French soldier killed in Mali. France Info VOA France24

Cameroon: 17 Die in Capital City Explosion Caused by Fire. VOA AlJazeera

DRC: President Tshisekedi faces critical year ahead as elections loom. The East African

Mediapart accuse le milliardaire Vincent Bolloré d’avoir corrompu les présidents du Togo et de la Guinée. Le Courrier du Soir

As Africa Cup of Nations plays on in Cameroon, taxi drivers fear violence. RFI

This ‘Plastic Man’ Has a Cape and a Superhero’s Mission: Cleaning Up Senegal. NYTimes

Francophone Africa update: 17 January 2022

ECOWAS sanctions against Mali’s transition authorities lead to massive protests in Bamako and other cities. Euronews RFI The Continent (p. 14-15)

Former president of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has died. Le Monde

U.N. mission in Mali grounds flights amid sanctions restrictions. REUTERS

Burkina Faso: several military officers arrested for suspected coup plot amidst army tensions. VOA Le Monde Burkina24

En Guinée, la junte réveille les fantômes du passé. Afrique XXI

Anti-government protests in Tunisia. REUTERS AlJazeera Le Monde

Au Mali et en Centrafrique, le message politique de la France ne passe plus. FranceInfo

Tchad: un dialogue, mais pour quoi faire ? Afrique XXI

How Senegal created a spectacular new African architecture The Guardian

The Continent: Africa‘s ambitious newspaper, designed for WhatsApp. AFP

CAN 2022 : les équipes africaines de football privilégient de plus en plus les sélectionneurs locaux. Le Monde