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A convoy of Malian armed forces escorts the vehicle of the country’s coup leader as he returns from a recent ECOWAS summit where Mali was suspended. Photo by Michele Cattani/AFP via Getty Images

Mali: top 5 implications of the latest palace coup

Mali's state decay must be halted before it collapses: here are five areas that need attention.
President Ndaw, centre, as Vice-President Goïta (in uniform) looks on, during his inauguration ceremony on September 25, 2020. Michele Cattani/AFP

Inside Mali’s coup within a coup

Mali’s president and prime minister have just been arrested and dismissed by the military junta which brought them to power in the first place a few months ago. How did this happen?
CFA franc countries will no longer have to keep 50% of their foreign exchange reserves at the French Treasury. Shutterstock

Is the time right for a single currency in West Africa?

The decision by eight Francophone states to delink their common currency from France won't be without challenges.

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