Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would seek re-election in October, formally accepting the ruling party's nomination to be its candidate and defying opponents who say the constitution forbids a third term.
The arrested president of Mali has resigned. The army promises to hold elections.
It might be the end of the French dominance in Mali.
The last trick Macron has in his sleeve is to organize terrorist attacks in Mali to justify the continuation of French grip of that country. He will use Al-Shabab's equivalent in Sahel, Jama’at Nusrat al Islam wa al Muslimeen (JNIM).
One of Mali's most influential power brokers, Mahmoud Dicko, will withdraw from politics, his spokesman said, after a meeting on Wednesday with leaders of a military coup who have promised to oversee elections within a "reasonable" time.