In this edition, an investigatory committee for the United Nations is accusing the Malian army of committing war crimes, in a report detailing violence in the country in recent years. Also, the UN is appealing for more than $150 million in additional funding to urgently improve conditions for refugees who have fled fighting in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. And, the Ivory Coast is setting up its first protected marine area as it seeks to protect endangered marine wildlife. We speak to Angela Formia from the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Transitional president Bah N'Daw was sworn in on Friday, more than a month after a military coup overthrew Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. In Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina, the man portrayed as a hero in the movie "Hotel Rwanda", admitted in court that he had backed the National Liberation Front. And our team in Tunisia look at the consequences the coronavirus pandemic is having on businesses in Tunisia, where the Tunisian-Algerian border has been closed since mid-March.
Moody’s has downgraded Mali's foreign and local currency long-term issuer ratings to Caa1 from B3, and changed its outlook to negative from stable. Aurelien Mali, Vice President and Sovereign Analyst at Moody’s joins CNBC Africa’s Wole Famurewa for this conversation.