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It’s now official: there is a #coup within a coup in #BurkinaFaso. Little is known about coup leader Ibrahim Traoré. What we do know is that the coup came amid spiralling tensions within #MPSR. Here’s a look at the main points from tonight’s announcement and what led to this 🧵
1/ Damiba has been toppled by coup plotters who claim to belong to the #MPSR. Unclear at this stage where Damiba is. Sources mentioned earlier he had been arrested and negotiations revolved around the conditions of his departure from power
2/ Cpt. Ibrahim Traoré is the new #MPSR president. He was named Chef d’Artillerie du Dixième Régiment de Commandement d’Appui et de Soutien by Damiba in March 2022, but little else is known about him at this stage
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18/08/2022: Today marks the 24months of Transition in #Mali. Happened in the last two years? Maybe a good moment to look back. A short🧵1/ Image
18/08/2020: the Conseil Nationale pour le Salut de Peuple #CNSP forces president #IBK to step down as president. The months before saw thousands of Malians demonstrating against the regime IBK on the streets of #Bamako 2/
In the weeks after the #coup the military junta around Assimi #Goita received good will from international partners, while being celebrated by the Malian population. The junta reassured that they only aimed for the removal of IBK and would honour all international arrangements 3/
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#BREAKING West African regional bloc ECOWAS issues new appeal for Mali to make "swift" transition to civilian rule following military coup on August 18 Image
#UPDATE The West African regional bloc #ECOWAS on Monday issued a new appeal for #Mali to make a "swift" transition to civilian rule following a military coup on August 18 Image
#BREAKING W.African bloc asks Mali junta to appoint civilian transition head by Sept 15 Image
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NEW REPORT 📰 The Added Value(s) of #Agroecology: Unlocking the potential for transition in West Africa 🌱

🌍 West #Africa has all the ingredients to become a “global frontrunner in agroecology,” according to experts at IPES-Food. Discover why!

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The report underlines the vast challenges facing West African @FoodSystems today: temperatures rising 1.5 times faster than global averages; 70-80% of the population living on less than $2 a day; & #COVID19 threatening to plunge millions more into poverty and #foodinsecurity.
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Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila urges Ghana to revisit law on $1m business capital

...seeks bilateral trade law between the two countries
...advocates application of ECOWAS protocols

#FreeTrade #Africans4Africa #Ecowas #AFCTA #PanAfricanism #AJointTask ImageImageImageImage
The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. @femigbaja has made some far-reaching proposals that would bring an end to the attacks on Nigerian traders doing business in Ghana. Image
During a 'Legislative Diplomacy' bilateral meeting with Ghanaian lawmakers/some top government officials as part of his ongoing visit to @ghanagov to resolve the crisis, the Speaker advocated for an amicable settlement of trade disputes through arbitration/fair judicial processes Image
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HM @Sadiya_farouq was at the handover of three thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine (3,999) tonnes of cereal food items by the President of the @ecowas_cedeao, as part of the #ECOWAS emergency assistance for vulnerable populations affected by the #COVIDー19 Pandemic. ImageImage
In the wake of the #COVIDー19 Pandemic, His Excellency, President @MBuhari directed the Ministry to carry out various interventions to poor and vulnerable Nigerians, to cushion the effects of the pandemic. Image
@FMHDSD is coordinating the humanitarian aspect of the national response to the pandemic. The Ministry has distributed over 70,000 metric tonnes of grains including; rice, maize millet, sorghum. Image
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#Mali 🇲🇱 BREAKING: a mutiny is under way in the #Kati military camp outside #Bamako. This camp was where the 2012 coup was launched, leading some to fear another coup might be happening today…
#Mali 🇲🇱: footage reported to be from #Bamako today. Soldiers can be seen speeding down the road, cheered on by civilians. For weeks mass protests have been taking place against president #Keita
#Mali 🇲🇱: another video from #Bamako showing military vehicles driving through the streets of the capital
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It has been difficult for me to engage w/ largely dismissive criticisms of #Nigeria’s move to close its land borders with #Benin & #Niger to address rampant smuggling and #Benin’s systematic flouting of Ecowas trade protocols & other treaties signed w/ #Nigeria.
But I feel this issue is too important not to try to improve public understanding about what’s at stake and why the status quo was untenable. So, what follows is a #thread about border security & rules-based trade, which is what the border closure is about at its core.
I’m going to state upfront that I will not engage re this issue on this medium. Instead, I’ll be doing a Facebook Live on Monday w/ @EurasiaGroup colleague Willis Sparks @ 11am EST/5pm Lagos. Please send (constructive) questions w/ hashtag #NaijaBorder & we will address them.
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I can't stop thinking about the Afrikaans university being build. White people mobilized 300 million amongst themselves. This uni is already under construction, and whites have yet again created an employment project worth 4,5 million. Dear black people.... (THREAD) stay with me!
Dear black people, whilst we are busy killing each other, white people are BUILDING THEMSELVES. Whilst we are busy violating, abusing & committing femicide, white people are BUILDING THEMSELVES. Whilst we are busy "shutting down" the country, white people are BUILDING THEMSELVES
Dear black people, whilst we are busy being "activists", "feminists" and so forth and so on, WHITE PEOPLE ARE BUILDING FOR THEMSELVES. Whilst we are busy "Thuma mina-ring", WHITE PEOPLE ARE BUILDING. Building generational wealth, a whole university and they are successful at it!
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