In this newspaper from Africa we come to Kinshasa, where the National Assembly has taken on an arena. A fight broke out between several MPs. They were preparing to vote for the resignation of Jean-Marc Kabund, the Assembly’s first vice-president, and acting president of the UDPS, the presidential party. He was finally ejected from his post. “It’s no surprise to me,” answered Jean-Marc Kabund. “This passage that comes into force by the FCC is proof that the plot was hatched.” Should we be afraid of a new political crisis? The decryption of our correspondent Clément Bonnerot.
In the program, Côte d’Ivoire is now involved in the fight against terrorism. A joint operation with Burkina Faso was set up in early May in the northern country. The goal is to remove terrorists from Ivorian territory. The Ivory Coast met in the heart of March 2016 during the attack on the historic city of Grand Bassam. We go to Abidjan.
Burkina Faso has begun repatriating its citizens. Many are stranded abroad because of the coronavirus health crisis. Our correspondent Kalidou Sy was on the tarmac when a flight from France landed and followed the different stages for these travelers, from taking the temperature to quarantine in hotels.
The re-election of the President of the African Development Bank was weakened by Washington. The United States has requested an independent investigation of him. Whistleblower had made serious charges against Akinwumi Adesina and accused him of, among other things, personal enrichment … But ADB’s ethics committee cleared him.
Finally we go to Conakry, where the funeral of Guinea star Mory Kanté was punctured by Mandingo griots, who came to sing to pay tribute to him. The artist popularized his music and his traditional instruments around the world by adapting them to the sounds of his time.