Macron’s recent visits to Africa tell a story in which France is doing penance for its colonial crimes while trying to maintain influence gained through colonialism.
Lifting awards at film festivals is just the start of the journey for documentaries like The Last Shelter (Mali), No U-Turn (Nigeria) and No Simple Way Home (South Sudan).
On May 15, 2022, the military junta in Mali announced that it would no longer be part of the G5 Sahel platform. The G5 Sahel was created in 2014, bringing together Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger to collaborate over the deteriorating security situation in the Sahel belt.
France and other global leaders need to recognise that there are many larger questions at the root of the issues Malians face—questions around their livelihood and their dignity.
Opening these libraries up promises to re-balance the continent’s place in world history when it comes to its intellectual life.
How do we think and practice a genuinely universal solidarity when some wars and conflicts are met with a searing silence?
Without a single prosecution, the illegal trade in artefacts is causing a catastrophic loss for the country.
Regional middlemen for antiquities dealers run and finance large, organised teams of looters to excavate sites.
The transition period could set the tone for new norms that future governments could live by.