Also in the news: In Mali, the army and the Tuareg rebels engaged in new fighting on Sunday in the northern region of Kidal, a stronghold of the separatists and a major sovereignty issue for the central state, towards which the army has been moving for several days, the two sides said. Each says it has gained the upper hand over the other during these clashes, which are usually located by different sources a few dozen kilometres from Kidal. No human, material or tactical toll could be independently established.

In Madagascar, a few days before the presidential election, power cuts are intensifying. Putting an end to load shedding is a promise that comes up regularly during election campaigns. But 5 years after the election of President Andry Rajoelina, despite the intervention of the World Bank to turn around a bankrupt company, the programmed cuts commonly known as load shedding have never been so numerous, which poisons the lives of the inhabitants.

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