Heat wave causes havoc in Mali, kills 100 people (africanperceptions.org)

Mali is among the countries currently suffering extreme heat with some areas hit by a temperature of 48,5°C, has recorded more than 100 deaths, victims of the heat wave. Malian meteorologists say the city Southwestern di Kayes recorded the hottest day in African history on April 4, 2024....

fulanigirl, to random

For folks in the DMV who are interested in the political/economic reasons for much of the chaos in West Africa (Senegal, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso), you have to know about the currency imposed upon them by the French at independence. This film is fantastic. Saw it during the New African Film Fest and there is a special showing April 8 at Sankofa book store in DC. Q&A with the director:
https://www.sankofa.com/events/money-freedom-a-story-of-the-french-cfa-with-director-katy-lena-ndiaye

tagesschau, to random German
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ECOWAS hebt Sanktionen auf: Wie die Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft einknickte

Mit Druck und strengen Sanktionen wollte die Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft ECOWAS Putschisten in gleich mehreren westafrikanischen Staaten zum Rückzug zwingen. Inzwischen ist das Vorhaben komplett gescheitert. Von J.-M. Magro.

➡️ https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/afrika/ecowas-sanktionen-100.html?at_medium=mastodon&at_campaign=tagesschau.de

libremind, to worldwithoutus

France must pay in cash the money it stole and exploited from Niger for 65 years - President of Niger.

polgeonow, to random
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Two weeks ago, military juntas controlling , , and announced their countries' "immediate withdrawal" from , 's regional integration bloc. This is a big deal.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/1/28/niger-mali-burkina-faso-announce-withdrawal-from-ecowas

But it can't legally go into effect right away...

@geography @geopolitics

polgeonow, (edited )
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The #ECOWAS treaty, which is incorporated into the laws of #Niger, #Mali, and #BurkinaFaso through past ratification, states in Article 91 that member countries can only withdraw from the organization after "one year's notice in writing".

https://investmentpolicy.unctad.org/international-investment-agreements/treaty-files/5476/download

What's more...

#law #internationallaw #intergovernmental #geography #geopolitics #politics #WestAfrica #Sahel #AfricaNews @geography @geopolitics

polgeonow,
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...last word from 's governing commission is that it hasn't received any official notice of withdrawal from , , and at all. https://www.ecowas.int/ecowas-communique-on-burkina-faso-mali-niger/

It's presumably up for debate whether leaders who took power unconstitutionally in coups even have the legal power to serve withdrawal notice to ECOWAS. Of course, the military juntas are ignoring their own country's laws anyway. But...

polgeonow, (edited )
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...their lack of legal legitimacy could make it easy for future, constitutional governments of , , and to declare that no withdrawal from ever really happened, if they want to reverse the decision. In any case, it can't take legal effect within less than a year.

fulelo, to worldwithoutus
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- in crisis: Why West 's united front is in tatters
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-68255833

Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger quit Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) (www.dw.com)

The leaders of the three Sahel nations said it was a "sovereign decision" to leave the Economic Community of West African States "without delay." Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, said Sunday they are leaving the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) immediately....

fulelo, to random
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West Africa court refuses to recognize Niger’s junta, rejects request to lift coup sanctions (apnews.com)

West Africa’s top court on Thursday rejected a request by Niger’s junta for a lifting of coup-related sanctions imposed by its neighbors, ruling that the junta is unconstitutional and therefore lacks the authority to make such a request....

Factal, to spain
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Looking ahead with the free newsletter:

Friday: rules on the reinstatement of 🇸🇳 opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in advance of February 2024 elections in Senegal
Sunday: Second round of Argentina's presidential election
Wednesday: Snap elections in the Netherlands for both prime minister and seats in the House of the Representatives

It's not all elections - read about protests in , and ' indirect hostage negotiations and more

https://blog.factal.com/2023/11/forecast-iceland-braces-for-potential-volcanic-eruption-ecowas-issues-ruling-on-senegal-opposition-leader-and-netherlands-holds-elections/

SocraticEthics, to Ukraine
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https://youtube.com/watch?v=l5wttNglIrE&si=jH6yRRxyyGgzN9PZ
⛔️🇳🇪Macron recalls ambassador from Niger, ends military cooperation with Junta Coup leaders (FRANCE 24 English News VIDEO)

SocraticEthics, to Ukraine
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fulelo, to random
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Acc to @beverly_ochieng has ended bilateral security cooperation with - both countries contribute to the Multinational Joint Task Force ( fighting Boko Haram) that oversees counterinsurgency operations in Lake , though they have separate deals.

claims that Cotonou is being used by and France to reverse a coup

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission deploys election observers to Liberia (newsghana.com.gh)

Dr Omar Alieu Touray, President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, has approved the deployment of 15-member Long-Term Election Observers (LTOs) to monitor key stages in the upcoming general election in Liberia. ...

tagesschau, to random German
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Grenze zu Niger: LKW-Stau durch Putsch-Sanktionen

Nach dem Putsch in Niger hat die ECOWAS das Land mit Sanktionen belegt. Nun sind die Grenzen zu Benin und Nigeria geschlossen. Die Folge: Kolonnen von LKW mit Gütern stauen sich an den Übergängen. Von Jessica Briegmann.

➡️ https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/niger-lkw-100.html?at_medium=mastodon&at_campaign=tagesschau.de

SocraticEthics, to Ukraine
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SocraticEthics, to Ukraine
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https://youtube.com/watch?v=tdnaVcDRrGw&si=x5WflVAflhVtLP-7
⚠️🇳🇪Niger coup: Pro- Putin Junta orders police to expel French ambassador, French troops ready to defend (FRANCE 24 English News VIDEO)

SocraticEthics, to Ukraine
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https://youtube.com/watch?v=_lQ0kuDKUFM&si=cf3ZTkMcSnbo5Ot7
⚠️🇬🇦No point in holding elections, here is General Brice Oligui Nguema, “named” Junta Gabonese leader following military led coup (FRANCE 24 English News VIDEO)

AuswaertigesAmt, to random German

: Wir müssen hinschauen, wenn demokratische Regierungen weggeputscht werden. Wir werden die Zusammenarbeit der EU mit weiter stärken. Wir bringen Sanktionen gegen Putschisten in Niger auf den Weg. - AMin Baerbock 1/3

SocraticEthics, to Ukraine
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https://youtube.com/watch?v=wiP6xpk9uNQ&si=TTbQwWw5fnMZC7Kt
⚠️🇬🇦Gabon's President Ali Bongo pleads for help, and asks people to 'make noise' after Junta lead coup places him under house arrest (FRANCE 24 English News VIDEO)

SocraticEthics, to Ukraine
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SocraticEthics, to Ukraine
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https://youtube.com/watch?v=ZecrqxITMfo&si=TL0290LnhQxuVPk3
⛔️🇬🇦Don’t like the election outcome, simply have the military overthrow the results. Former French colony Gabon’s democratic system collapses (FRANCE 24 English News VIDEO)

SocraticEthics, to Ukraine
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https://youtube.com/watch?v=HYVVI7MQbaU&si=dqYIa9GzNhqp3N40
‼️🇪🇺EU expresses 'full support' for French ambassador in Niger after junta ultimatum (FRANCE 24 English News VIDEO)

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