What we’re reading, 17 June 2019
Each week the Foundation highlights a number of media articles that we have found interesting and relevant to governance in Africa. Sharing here is not an endorsement of the views linked, but a spur for further discussion. Join that discussion by engaging with one of our social media accounts, linked at the top of this page.
Mali left reeling after village killings underscore security woes
Nearly 100 people have been killed in an ethnically motivated attack in a village in central Mali, reported Al Jazeera (international). Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has announced three days of national mourning in homage to the victims.
Botswana scraps gay sex laws in big victory for LGBTQ rights in Africa
NewsDay (Zimbabwe) reported that Botswana has decriminalised homosexuality, following a high court decision to strike down anti-homosexual penal laws dating back to colonial rule.
WHO to reconvene emergency meeting over Ebola
The World Health Organisation has convened an emergency meeting of the International Health Regulations and Emergency Committee, after cases of the deadly Ebola virus were discovered in Uganda, reported New Vision.