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On Saturday February 3, Senegalese President Macky Sall announced the postponement of the presidential election to December 15, just three weeks before the deadline, plunging the country into a political crisis. This postponement was approved on the night of Monday to Tuesday by the National Assembly.
In Dakar on Thursday, life continued as it did. Behind this apparent calm, many express their disappointment at what they consider to be an abuse of power by President Macky Sall. Civil society movements have called for a series of protests over the coming days.
Pastor Paul Nthenge Mackenzie, already prosecuted for “terrorism”, “torture” and “cruelty” on children as well as “involuntary homicide”, will also be tried for the “assassination” of 191 followers of his evangelical sect, announced Tuesday a court in southeastern Kenya.
The African Cup is coming to an end. There are only two matches left: the final which will reveal the name of the 2024 African champion and the third place match between the two unfortunate losers of the semi-finals. All the information on these two deadlines.
In Cameroon, the French-speaking West region has since 2021 been regularly the subject of attacks attributed to English-speaking separatists from the neighboring North-West and South-West regions, in the grip of an armed conflict for seven years against a backdrop of demands secessionists. The latest attack, which left nine people dead, targeted Bamenyam in November 2023, a small landlocked village in the Bamboutos department, located six hours by road from the capital Yaoundé. The authorities are strengthening the security system to deal with possible attacks.
On the subject of the postponement of the presidential election, the Senegalese Minister of Foreign Affairs answered questions from Journal de l’Afrique from Abuja, where an extraordinary ECOWAS meeting was held.
Alioune Tine: “We must release Ousmane Sonko to allow political dialogue in Senegal”
In an interview with France 24, Alioune Tine, founder of the Afrikajom Center and veteran of the fight for human rights, urges Senegalese President Macky Sall to release imprisoned political opponents, including Ousmane Sonko, in order to initiate a real dialogue, likely to calm tensions and create the conditions for true national reconciliation.
In Libya, the temptation of a monarchical restoration
Grandson of Idris I overthrown by Colonel Gaddafi in 1969, Emir Mohammed Reda Senoussi is called to the rescue by part of the Libyan political class. The exiled crown prince already sees himself playing the role of peacemaker in a country torn between militias. But the risk of exploitation is not far away.
Former footballer and coach, Frenchman Jean-Marc Guillou is one of the pioneers of football academies in Africa. He notably created Mimosifcom in Ivory Coast, in the 1990s, where many great players were trained such as Didier Zokora, Yaya Touré…France 24 spoke with him in Abidjan, 30 years after the creation of his first football school.
Artificial Intelligence, opportunity or danger for Africa?
“The big threat is colonization by AI.” This is the warning issued by Senegalese professor Seydina Ndiaye, one of the 38 experts selected by the UN to form a think tank on artificial intelligence. Debates are multiplying around the uses of this technology which is evolving at great speed. Is this an opportunity or a threat for the continent? What are the main challenges to overcome? We take stock with one of the innovation experts in the field: Karim Beguir, co-founder and CEO of InstaDeep.