The Congolese government has asked the United Nations for the departure in a “short time” of its spokesman in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “The government will appreciate (…) very much that arrangements are made for Mathias Gillmann to leave Congolese territory as soon as possible,” Congolese Foreign Minister Christophe Lutundula wrote to the head of MONUSCO. The details of Patient Ligodi, the RFI correspondent for France 24.
In Côte d’Ivoire, cocoa producers have started a strike movement for an unlimited period. They demand an improvement in their living conditions and respect for the price of cocoa. . They criticize the Ivorian state for not taking their demands into account. The correspondence of Ange Bijou Nomenyo.
Wheat, gas, oil… The war in Ukraine is driving up the cost of raw materials. And Niger is no exception to the rule: at the pump, you will now have to pay more than one euro per liter of diesel, while Nigeriens live on average on less than 2 euros a day.
Never in Kenya has the economy been so central to an election campaign. The programs of the main candidates promise to improve the situation, and to increase purchasing power. The consequences of the Covid pandemic but also the war in Ukraine have made life difficult for citizens, who believe that the government has made the situation worse by continuing to borrow and increase taxes. While the race for the presidency is very tight, the population hopes that the next head of state will allow a way out of the crisis. A report by Vivianne Wandera and Bastien Renouil.
Editor: Célia Caracena
Source: France 24