In Guinea, the military junta has authorized deposed President Alpha Conde to leave the country for medical examinations. This decision was welcomed by the militants and leaders of the RPG, the party of the former president. However, civil society actors are concerned about this trip. They plead for his rapid return to the country to face justice. Since the September 5 coup, Alpha Conde had been held incommunicado for months before being transferred to his wife’s residence.
A thick cloud of smoke has once again escaped from the roofs of the South African parliament. A fire broke out on Sunday evening. Firefighters managed to control it after 24 hours of intense fighting but the fire started again this Monday afternoon.
The military is alone in charge on Monday in Sudan after the resignation of Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, a departure that raises fears of a return to dictatorship in the country plunged in deadly violence since the putsch.
In Gabon, the Constitutional Court again ruled on government measures related to the health crisis. The court annulled the requirement for a health pass to access public places and rejected for the second time in a row a government order concerning new measures against Covid-19.
In the Niger River Delta in Mali, people are suffering from difficulties in accessing resources caused by global warming. In this rural area where agriculture is the main source of income, the inhabitants are directly affected by the rise of armed groups that control the area and recruit young people, most of whom are unemployed.