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Guinea-Bissau: Veteran Mario Cissoko Shares Insights 50 Years Later

On April 25, 1974, young captains rebelled in Portugal, overthrowing the Salazar dictatorship and paving the way for African colonies independence. However, many are unaware that it was African freedom fighters who wore down the Portuguese colonial army and triggered the April captains' uprising in Lisbon. Mario Cissoko was one of them.

Mali: Northern rebels establish Strategic Framework

The Permanent Strategic Framework for Peace, Security, and Development (CSP-PSD) transforms into the Strategic Framework for the Defense of the People of Azawad (CSP-DPA). It will be led by the head of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), a Northern armed group member of this coalition, Bilal Ag Acherif. This name change also aligns with a redefinition of goals.

Mali: Extending the Transition Period, Unspoken Goal of the Government

The national phase of inter-Malian dialogue, set to wrap up proceedings, will take place in Bamako from May 6 to May 10, 2024. This dialogue is portrayed by Malian authorities as a domestic substitute for the 2015 peace agreement, struck with Northern rebel groups. Yet, the organization of this dialogue - from which Malian rebel or jihadist groups are excluded - appears to gradually unveil another aim: the extension of the transition period.

Pedro Pires: Armed Struggle in Guinea was “One of the Factors”

It happened fifty years ago, on April 25, 1974. Young captains rose up in Portugal, overthrew the dictatorship, and paved the way for the independence of the last African colonies. Consequently, today, several African heads of state are in Lisbon to celebrate this anniversary with the Portuguese. Their presence is even more justified because it was the African independence fighters of the time who brought down Lisbon's dictatorial and colonial regime. Pedro Pires served as a military commander for Amilcar Cabral's PAIGC…

Mauritania: Former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz to be heard.

In Mauritania, the race for the upcoming presidential election on June 29 is heating up with a flurry of candidacies being announced. One that stood out last Saturday was that of former president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison last December for using his power to amass a fortune, with his lawyers appealing the decision. The former president, currently detained, faces uncertainty over his eligibility to run. This issue has sparked debate among lawyers on both sides.

Ivory Coast: sector stakeholders reach consensus

How can we control digital content and prevent manipulation or combat online hate? Today, members of the Francophone Network of Media Regulators (REFRAM) and the African Network of Communication Regulation Authorities (RIARC) along with representatives from major digital platforms signed the Abidjan Declaration. This marks a commitment to enhancing dialogue between regulators and online platforms.

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