Mali crisis talks end urging new elections and constitution

23/12/2019 – Talks on finding a political solution to Mali’s deepening crisis ended Sunday with calls to hold new elections and revise the country’s constitution, an AFP journalist said.

But the gathering notably did not urge dialogue with jihadists, who have been waging a bloody insurgency in the troubled West African country for seven years. Continuer à lire … « Mali crisis talks end urging new elections and constitution »

French president visiting Ivory Coast, Niger over weekend

20/12/2019 – French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Ivory Coast, where he plans to share a holiday meal with French forces Friday evening, at the start of his West Africa visit aimed at confronting the region’s rising jihadist violence. Continuer à lire … « French president visiting Ivory Coast, Niger over weekend »