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: 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.