Coup in Guinea: a whole in uncertainty

West Africa is suffering bustle and violent political change right now. After Mali earlier this year, this is the turn of Guinea to undergo a coup that puts all the country, one of the less developed in Africa and in the world despite massive resources, in deep uncertainty for the next weeks and months. President Apha Condé was captured by the rebels who set up … Continue reading Coup in Guinea: a whole in uncertainty

Laurent Gbagbo back in Ivory Coast, before going back to politics?

The return home was more than expected by millions of Ivorian people, still fully supportive of Laurent Gbagbo after a few years spent in Europe (the Netherlands, Belgium) to attempt (successfully) to prove his innocence in the aftermath of the crisis 2010-2011. Acquitted by the court of appeal of the International Criminal Court on March 31, the former president of Ivory Coast (2000-2010) was thus … Continue reading Laurent Gbagbo back in Ivory Coast, before going back to politics?

Laurent Gbagbo definitely acquitted, an upcoming comeback in Ivory Coast?

Ten years after the case was opened, the final decision was given at last, and it is going to make some happy people. The court of appeal of the International Criminal Court confirmed Laurent Gbagbo’s acquittal last Wednesday and thus dismisses all the charges against the former president of Ivory Coast (2000-2010) and Charles Blé Goudé.  The case dates back to 2010-2011: Gbagbo was charged … Continue reading Laurent Gbagbo definitely acquitted, an upcoming comeback in Ivory Coast?

Sudden death of Ivorian Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko

Is there a political curse in Ivory Coast at the post of Prime Minister? Without being superstitious, the question deserves to be raised. On march 10th 2021, Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko tragically passed away in Germany as a result of cancer. He had been replacing Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the former Prime Minister who suddenly died in exercising his duties as well, in July 2020. Ivory … Continue reading Sudden death of Ivorian Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko

Riots in Senegal, youth unleashed

The recent crisis that hit Senegal lately is much more than a simple protest after the arrest of Ousmane Sonko. His interpellation was actually the trigger that enabled the Senegalese population to set free all their frustration and dissatisfaction over the last few years, sometimes not even related to Ousmane Sonko. The main contender of Senegalese president Macky Sall was put under arrest on Wednesday … Continue reading Riots in Senegal, youth unleashed