Former Ivory Coast president Henri Konan Bédié dies at 89

By AFP Ivory Coast’s former president Henri Konan BĂ©diĂ© has died aged 89 in hospital in Abidjan, a member of his party’s communications team told AFP late on Tuesday. BĂ©diĂ© succeeded Ivory Coast’s post-colonial founding father, Felix Houphouet-Boigny, serving as president from 1993 to 1999 — when he was overthrown by the military in the country’s first-ever…

Niger’s PM asks for international support to restore democracy

By RĂ©daction Africanews NIGER Niger Prime Minister Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou, who has been stuck outside the country since last week’s coup, appealed to the international community on Tuesday to help his country restore democracy. Speaking to The Associated Press in Paris, Mahamadou said that Niger should be considered crucial for strengthening democracy in West Africa and…