What we’re reading, 1 July 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.
Zim Currency Reforms Revisited
The Zimbabwean reported on new currency reforms implemented in Zimbabwe, with the return of the Zimbabwean dollar. The piece argued that the currency reforms alone would not be effective in stabilising the economy, calling instead for greater reform of the nation’s economic institutions, and referring to the nation’s low ranking in the IIAG.
Mauritania ruling party candidate declares victory in presidential vote
Mauritanian ruling party candidate, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, has been declared winner of Presidential elections with 52% of votes. Four of the opposition candidates have rejected the results citing a lack of transparency.
President of the Amhara region killed
Ethiopian Army Chief of Staff, Seare Mekonnen and three other senior officials were killed during an attempted regional coup in the northern State of Amhara.