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  • In the face of continuing fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between the army and the M23 rebels, former Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, facilitator of the Community of East African States (EAC) for peace in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, called on armed groups in Goma earlier this week to “lay down their arms”.

  • Côte d’Ivoire announced on Tuesday that it would gradually withdraw its military and police contribution to the United Nations peacekeeping force in Mali (Minusma), after around 40 soldiers were arrested in Mali in July. , accused of being mercenaries.

  • In Egypt, British-Egyptian political detainee Alaa Abdel Fattah said he was no longer on hunger strike in a letter to his family. His family pleads for him not to be forgotten at the end of COP27 after seeing him in prison where he “close to death”.

  • A World Food Program (WFP) convoy entered Ethiopia’s Tigray region on Wednesday, the first since an agreement was signed in early November to end two years of conflict in northern Ethiopia.

  • The European Union and certain Member States will together pay more than a billion euros to help Africa adapt to climate change, European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans announced on Wednesday.

  • Germany intends to withdraw its troops from Mali “by the end of 2023 at the latest”, ending their commitment to the UN mission in this country (Minusma), a government source told AFP on Wednesday.

  • Seven West African states want to strengthen their anti-jihadist cooperation. Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Mali and Niger gathered in Accra on Thursday and Friday to discuss their security and intelligence cooperation. Objective: to counter the spread of jihadist violence from the Sahel to the coasts of the Gulf of Guinea.

  • A hard blow for the Taranga Lions, Bayern Munich striker Sadio Mané will not play in the FIFA World Cup. The captain of the Senegalese selection withdrew due to his injury to the right fibula.

In recent weeks, hundreds of African foreigners living in Equatorial Guinea, mostly Cameroonians, have been expelled to their countries. An incomprehensible situation since Equatorial Guinea signed a free movement agreement in 2017 with the six states of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa.

COP27: the city of Saint-Louis confronted with rising waters

Under the effect of erosion, linked to global warming, thousands of fishermen in Saint-Louis, Senegal, have seen their houses submerged. Work is underway to try to limit the assaults from the Atlantic.

Cameroon: soon the end of “whisky in sachets”

In Cameroon, a section of the population, often underprivileged, consumes very alcoholic and cheap liquors, commonly called “whisky in sachets” despite the dubious origin of certain beverages. These drinks, “toxic to the body” according to health professionals, have also been banned since 2014. After obtaining several moratoriums in recent years, producers now have until the end of the year to permanently withdraw their products. of the market.

In Cameroon, the "bagged whiskey" has been banned since 2014
In Cameroon, “whisky in sachets” has been banned since 2014 © France24

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