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CEI prepares the final electoral roll

In Côte d'Ivoire, just over a month before the presidential election, the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) announced on Tuesday 29 September that it had drawn up its final electoral roll on 24 September. The country now has 7.5 million voters. Aiming for group breaks from the opposition, the institution intends to continue its march towards the presidential election on 31 October despite criticism and ultimatums. The numbers on the final electoral roll confirm this: Ivorians have registered in numbers this year.…

In focus: still no lifting of sanctions in Mali

"Mali is far from restoring trade and diplomatic exchanges with its neighbors, ECOWAS member states, notes the Maliweb information pagedespite the appointment of a retired soldier as president and a civilian at the head of the transitional government. "What is stuck for the subregional organization are the powers given to the transitional president, Colonel Assimi Goïta, leader of the coup leaders on 18 August. In fact, he…

what equation for the formation of the transitional government?

Appointed Prime Minister of Mali on Sunday, Moctar Ouane was received on Monday by the president and the first interim vice-president, and he began consultations with a view to forming a government. Its aim is to put together a team of women and men with different backgrounds, a government with national unity, by also offering positions to armed groups involved in the peace process. Discussions are being held in Kati, near Bamako, and the soon-to-be-disbanded junta, but also in the office of the President of the…

a 22 billion euro plan to revive the economy

How to revive Senegal's economy? The issue was at the heart of a presidential council on Tuesday, September 29th. Representatives of the government, the private sector and partners from the country gathered around Macky Sall. The authorities presented a € 22.4 billion plan and defined priority sectors. "After the defense, we must go on the attack" to regain growth according to the sports formula used by the head of state. And to this the authorities have adjusted their strategy with new priorities: "Firstly: Accelerate…

a plague on the economies of the African continent

Corruption, smuggling, tax evasion ... Capital flight would represent $ 88 billion a year in lost earnings for the continent. An estimate from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Unctad. According to the UN, the capital flight on the continent would represent $ 88 billion, but since this is illegal practice, it is an estimate. A rather low estimate even indicates Unctad. These $ 88 billion lost to African countries more or less represent what the continent receives each year if we add official…

opponent Maurice Kamto condemns “a de facto house arrest”

For a week, police have been deployed around the residence of the leader of the MRC. His party called for a protest against the Paul Biya regime in Cameroon last Tuesday. Demonstrations that mobilized an impressive security system despite the low turnout. Dozens of police and gendarme filters around the residence of Maurice Kamto day and night. In order to enter, a request must be made to the authorities. And until now Maurice Kamto claims not to have received any official notification from justice to explain the…

Abortion is an ‘obstacle course’ for women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Every day, an estimated 400 women perform unsafe abortions in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. FRANCE 24 spoke with members of the NGO Afia Mama, which provides psychological, medical and legal support to women seeking abortion. Although the DRC has signed and ratified the Maputo Protocol, which allows women to terminate a pregnancy in the event of rape or if it threatens their health, Congolese criminal law continues to prohibit abortions. "The fact that the law is inconsistent means that the…

why ECOWAS has not yet lifted its embargo

The president of the transition, Bah N'Daw, his prime minister, the diplomat Moctar Ouane, and the vice president, Colonel Assimi Goïta, met on Monday, September 28, in Bamako to discuss the tasks that await them over the next 18 months. But they must first face a problem: the embargo imposed on Mali by ECOWAS has not yet been lifted despite the appointment of a civilian prime minister. Bamako has not yet officially responded non-lifting of the embargo issued by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).…

the strike call suspended during the negotiations

Demonstrations to be held on Monday 28 September in Nigeria to protest the rise in fuel and electricity prices did not finally take place. After a day of negotiations in Abuja on Sunday, the Nigerian Labor Congress finally agreed to suspend the social movement for two weeks, time to continue negotiations with the government, which in turn promised to freeze labor market prices. 'electricity. Nigeria is one of the most failing countries in the world when it comes to electricity supply. The partial privatization of the…

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