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L'ancien président Laurent Gbagbo pourrait être le rassembleur pour le mouvement d'opposition en Côte d'Ivoire. Sia Kambou/AFP via Getty Images

Ce que signifie le retour de Gbagbo en politique pour la Côte d'Ivoire

L'intérêt manifesté par l'ancien président Laurent Gbagbo pour la création d’un nouveau parti donne la possibilité de ré-imaginer la politique d'opposition en Côte d'Ivoire.
Former president Laurent Gbagbo may be a rallying figure for opposition movement in Cote d'Ivoire. Sia Kambou/AFP via Getty Images

Gbagbo returns to politics. What it means for Côte d’Ivoire

Former president Laurent Gbagbo’s interest in forming a new party reflects an opportunity to re-imagine opposition politics in Cote d’ Ivoire.
King Mswati III of eSwatini, Africa’s last absolute monarch, is facing growing demands for democracy and rule of law. EPA-EFE/Yeshiel Panchia

Africans want consensual democracy – why is that reality so hard to accept?

There is more support for democracy among African people than is often recognised. Yet this can be undermined by election rigging and is lower in countries like Lesotho, Mozambique and South Africa.
On the outskirts of Accra there are huge electronic waste disposal sites, known locally as Sodoma and Gomorra. Photo by Maniglia Romano/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Toxic waste dumping in the Gulf of Guinea amounts to environmental racism

Despite knowing how harmful it can be, companies and businesses (primarily those in Europe and the US) target countries in the Gulf of Guinea as a dump for their toxic waste.
Residents flee after demonstrators are dispersed in the Cocody district of Abidjan on October 19, 2020, during a protest against a third term for Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara. Photo by Patrick Fort/AFP via Getty Images

Côte d’Ivoire’s turbulent past remains front and centre in presidential poll

An air of fear and uncertainty looms large over the presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire as the country struggles to shake off its turbulent past.
French soldiers patrol in armoured personnel carriers during the Barkhane operation in northern Burkina Faso in 2019. Michele Cattani/AFP via Getty Images

France in the Sahel: a case of the reluctant multilateralist?

More than 20 years after the shift from unilateralism to multilateralism, it is reasonable to wonder how multilateral France’s ‘new interventionism’ really is.

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