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Year: 2024

Guinea: Indefinite General Strike

The Guinean Trade Union Movement, an umbrella group of the major unions in the country, urged public and private sector workers not to turn up to their jobs from Monday, 26 February 2024. Tensions rose in the capital of Conakry yesterday. ...

Togo: Fine Alert

Vessels calling in Lomé (Togo) should be aware that they may face fines of over 130 million Euros and prison sentences of between 3 months and one year for exchanging items with local people, notably fishermen. In the three cases known to us,...

Guinea: Junta has Dissolved Government

Yesterday, 20 February 2024, a spokesman for Guinea's President read out a decree on the state television channel announcing that the government had been dissolved. All government ministers were instructed to hand over their passports and official...

Senegal: Mobile Internet Connections Cut

Given the anticipated unauthorized demonstrations nationwide starting at 3:00 PM local time today (13 February), the Senegalese government has decided to suspend mobile internet connections for the whole day. The demonstrations stem from discontent...

Senegal: Election Postponement Sparks Protests

As widely reported in the press, the decision to postpone Senegal's Presidential elections just three weeks before their scheduled date has raised concerns about the integrity of Senegal's long-standing democracy. Even before the announcement of...

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