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West African leaders hope for Mali civilian transition ‘in days’

By France24
16 September 2020   |   12:46 pm
The Tuesday deadline for Mali's military junta to hand over power has come and gone. ECOWAS is instead saying it hopes to see a civilian government lead the country "in days not weeks". In Algeria, a court has sentenced journalist Khaled Drareni to two years behind bars on appeal. Rights groups have denounced the trial as a violation of press freedom. And in Tunisia, where most farmers are in their fifties, entrepreneurs are using technology to transform this labour-intensive sector.