What we’re reading, 9 September 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.
Presidential campaign opens in Tunisia after Essebsi death
Tunisia’s electoral body has announced 26 candidates that will run in the country’s presidential elections on 15 September. Only two women are in the race.
Algeria army chief demands presidential poll by year’s end
Al-Ahram (Egypt) reported that Algerian People’s National Army Chief of Staff, Ahmed Gaid Salah has called on the country’s electoral commission to issue a formal announcement of a coming presidential election.
Nigeria draws red line with South Africa over killings
A series of xenophobic attacks targeting Nigerian nationals in South Africa have sparked a diplomatic row between the two countries.