In Guinea, political parties reject a three-year transition

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Meeting in plenary, the national council of the transition, a body which acts as Parliament, fixed, Wednesday, May 11, the duration of the return of civilians to power at 36 months. A chronogram rejected by the political parties of Guinea. In addition, Guinean justice has taken a new step in the prosecution of former President Alpha Condé by opening a judicial investigation against him and several former officials for alleged acts, in particular assassinations and acts of torture.

In Burkina Faso The government decided to increase, Thursday, May 12, the price of hydrocarbons at the pump. Beyond the international context, he justifies this decision by an increase in cross-border fuel traffic. The population fears further increases in basic foodstuffs without accompanying measures.

Senegal is not spared by inflation and the crisis linked to Covid-19. As a result, the poorest households have received an exceptional cash transfer via mobile phone. The program was launched by President Macky Sall to relieve the poorest. Sarah Sakho, correspondent for France 24 in Senegal, gives details of this aid.

The Ivorian photographer Malick Kebe, who placed Abidjan at the center of the map, is the guest of this newspaper. Since January 2019, he has been sharing his works, via his Instagram account “fromabidjan.official”. His minimalist and colorful portraits were inspired by the use of smartphones.

Editor: Célia Caracena

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