This weekend, Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, three countries led by juntas, signed the Liptako Gourma charter. This charter known as the “Alliance of Sahel States” (AES) is a mutual defense agreement. In northern Mali, the security situation is deteriorating with new clashes between the army and Tuareg rebels on Sunday in the town of Lere.
As the migration crisis worsens on the Italian island of Lampedusa, in Tunisia, the authorities are struggling to stem the flow of departures off the country’s coasts.
In Sfax in the east of the country, a large security campaign was carried out during the weekend to try to contain departures but the authorities must also manage sub-Saharan migrants in an irregular situation present in Tunisia, candidates for departure who have the subject of several security campaigns with forced expulsions in the desert in July preceded by a racist political speech last February.
In Darfur, people have been without internet or telephone for months… To communicate with their loved ones, there is only one way: handwritten letters sent by collective taxi drivers.
Source: France 24