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Russia’s presence in Africa: “There was one

Russia is increasingly present in Africa through official diplomacy but also through private actors such as Evgueni Prigojine, who is considered the leader of the Wagner militia, and various companies that specialize in online disinformation. In a study that has just been published, Maxime Audinet, a researcher at the IRSEM (Institute for Strategic Research of the Military School) and author of a dissertation on Russian influence at the University of Nanterre, analyzes this Russian influence in Africa, in Central Africa.…

Headline news: Cardinal Monsengwo’s death

"Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo died in France", the title of the website states Radio OkapiArchbishop Emeritus of Kinshasa died on Sunday, July 11, at the age of 81. The Catholic prelate was seriously ill and his health deteriorated in Kinshasa. He was evacuated last Monday to France to receive appropriate care, says Radio Okapi."The Congolese church is in mourning," he wrote Vatican news. You can read the interview and…

Increase in the number of refugees: “in the Sahel,

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi is a guest of RFI this Wednesday 7 July. He returns to the various areas of the African continent where the number of refugees is increasing. Concerned about the growing number of internally displaced people, especially in the Sahel, he calls for an increase in political solutions to resolve the conflicts that cause these population movements. .

Emmanuel Macron will attend the G5 Sahel summit

The information was confirmed for RFI, the next G5 Sahel summit will take place on Friday, July 9 via video conference. Emmanuel Macron will attend the meeting. He will have Nigerian President Mohamed Bazoum by his side, who has been invited to the Élysée Palace. The French president should use this summit to specify the future French involvement in the region, one month after the announcement of the…

France confirms the neutralization of

On Friday, July 2, 2021, the French Minister of Defense Florence Parly confirmed Allyhmoud ag Baye's death, aka Ikarey. Two weeks ago, the RFI announced the death of this cadre of Islamic State in Greater Sahara during a joint operation between the French and Nigerian armies and the European workforce Takouba in June in the Menaka region. Five other jihadists were neutralized and two relatives of Abu…

“We have to defend Niger to show that a country

"Niger has become a democratic island in the Sahel chaos and we must defend Niger to show that a democratic country can defeat terrorism. This is the message that the Nigerian government is sending to its partners, according to the source in Chad and Mali. Nigerian Foreign Minister Massoudou Hassoumi is visiting Paris. At ChistopheBoisbouvier's microphone, he reacts to everything that shakes the Sahel. He also talks about the United States about Joe Biden and about France by Emmanuel Macron. .

The international coalition warns

The 83 countries and member organizations of the international coalition against the organization Islamic State warned on Monday 28 June against the emergence of this organization in Africa. For the first time since 2019, the coalition was held face to face in Rome at ministerial level. Several African countries attended this…

Attacks in northern Burkina, O. Tamboura: “The

In Burkina Faso, the government has been the target of many critics since the jihadist attack that killed 132 people in Solhan, on the night of June 4-5, 2021. After civil society, it is the opposition that wants to demonstrate next Saturday, July 3. Mr Ousseni Tamboura is the Minister of Communications and spokesman for the Burkinabè Government. While in Paris, he answered questions from Chirstophe Boisbouvier. .

The United States is sending a statement of support

The US Secretary of State met with his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian, in Paris. The issue of the fight against terrorism in the Sahela was raised in particular, while President Emmanuel Macron announced the in-depth transformation of Operation Barkhane in Mali. A change that should not call into question US support for the region.…

UNHCR warns of the situation in CAR, Sahel or

This Sunday is World Refugee Day. A day set up by the UN and honoring the millions of people forced to flee their country of origin to escape conflict or persecution. According to the UNHCR's annual report, released by the UN refugee agency on Friday, the number of internally displaced persons increased by 4% last year to 82.4 million, a figure twice as high as ten years ago.…

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