Episode 61: African critic of France turns ally; Nigeria and Twitter at war

Photo of the Day: May 1, 2018
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Donald Trump speak to reporters at the White House. Photo: The White House.

We look at the implications of Cameroonian-born Prof. Achille Mbembe — one of the fiercest critics of France’s grip on Africa — accepting Emmanuel Macron’s invitation to organize the next France-Africa Summit. We also examine Nigeria’s ban of Twitter, after the American social media giant deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweets for threatening Biafra secessionists with violence. Buhari’s government now says it will arrest and prosecute any Nigeria who tweets.