In Guinea, while this September 5 marks the 2 years of the military putsch led by Mamadi Doumbouya which overthrew the fallen regime of Alpha Conde, the dialogue seems more broken than ever between the opposition, civil society on the one hand and the putschists on the other.
Colonel Doumbouya has committed to ECOWAS to return power to civilians at the end of 2024 but we are far from consensus on the organization and the system supposed to lead to the election. The opposition and civil society remain suspicious and believe that the conditions are not met for frank dialogue with the junta.
In DR Congo, the investigation continues almost a week after the death of at least 43 people in Goma in the east of the country. A military operation was launched on Wednesday to prevent a demonstration against MONUSCO and the East African regional force, accused of ineffectiveness against armed groups in North Kivu. An intergovernmental mission which went there to announce the arrest of two senior military officials. They are being prosecuted for crimes against humanity by murder.
In Lagos, Nigeria, the authorities have inaugurated a metro line. The blue line, a 13-kilometer section which reduces a two-hour journey to 15 minutes, the objective is to reduce the gigantic traffic jams in the Nigerian megalopolis.
Source: France 24