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Tunisia was at a standstill on Thursday. A public sector strike widely followed according to the main workers’ union, the UGTT. Faced with inflation, he calls for measures for better purchasing power. A strike while President Kais Saied, who assumed almost full powers 11 months ago, is under fire from opposition critics, excluded from the national dialogue supposed to lead to a new Constitution.
Transitional President Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba describes as “unimaginable” the jihadist attack that hit the city of Seytenga over the weekend, making 86, according to a latest report, in northern Burkina Faso as he s went to the spot with the survivors. “We have come to express to you first the pain, and then our compassion for the inhabitants of the locality of Seytenga. What happened here is something unimaginable for populations disarmed who ask only to live.”
The Togolese army says it repelled a new attack in the far northwest of Togo, on the border with Burkina Faso. In recent months two “terrorist” attacks have hit this area of the country. Authorities on Monday declared a security “state of emergency” in the Savanes region in the north. The details of our correspondent in the Emmanuelle Sodji region.
The situation is still very tense in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, 3 days after the capture of the border town of Bouna-gana by the M23 rebels. Kinshasa accuses Rwanda of supporting the rebellion, which Kigali denies. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday called for the “immediate deployment” of a regional military force to end the violence. This Thursday Martin Fayulu, unsuccessful presidential candidate of 2018, criticizes President Tshisekedi for his many “promises” made to neighboring countries.
Human rights abuses are numerous in Congo-Brazzaville, particularly police violence. But suspects are rarely prosecuted, and few victims press charges. It is precisely to document these abuses that an NGO has launched a mobile application, with the aim of collecting as many testimonies as possible. Report in Brazzaville from our correspondent Rosie Pioth.
Editor: Célia Caracena