Earlier today, in Abuja and some parts of Nigeria, protesters converged to commemorate the first anniversary of the #RevolutionNow protests that saw a cross-section of Nigerians demanding better governance from the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on 5 August 2019. This did not go down well with the security agencies who descend on protesters in an effort to stop the protest.
The deadlock continues in Mali between the government and the opposition as four leaders of neighbouring West African nations are set to arrive in Bamako later this week to pursue mediation attempts. This comes after recent protests that saw at least 11 people killed. Also, in Ivory Coast, the sudden death of PM Amadou Gon Coulibaly has left a major void in the political scene as he was set to run in presidential elections this year. Will Alassane Ouattara now stand for a third term? Finally, Nigerian superstar Tiwa Savage speaks to FRANCE 24.