France: President Emmanuel Macron received the president of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embalo, in France. The West African country’s armed forces announced that they had identified soldiers who were preparing a coup to overthrow their president.
Somalia: Thirty years since declaring independence from Somalia in 1991, few countries recognize Somaliland’s statehood. The lack of official status for the territory of 4.5 million is said to hinder economic goals.
Cameroon: A mob lynched a military police officer accused of killing a five-year-old girl when he fired on a car in Buea in Cameroon’s English-speaking South West Region, the defense ministry said.
Tunisia: President Kais Saied accused unnamed politicians of using refuge overseas to « plot » against the state during his first meeting with a new cabinet since his July power grab.
Egypt: A female soccer academy founded by Egyptian female soccer coach Farida Salem helps aspiring women footballers achieve their dreams and challenge stigma in a male-dominated sport.