What we’re reading, 10 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.
Sudan’s military scraps deal with protesters, calls for polls within 9 months
Sudan’s ruling military council has cancelled all existing agreements with the opposition coalition, and called for general elections within nine months, reported Independent Online (South Africa). This comes after a military attack on a protest camp in Khartoum, in which at least 100 people lost their lives.
Algerian Constitutional Council cancels July 4 election amid unrest
The Algerian Constitutional Council has cancelled upcoming Presidential elections in Algeria due to a lack of viable candidates, reported Morocco World News (Morocco).
World Bank backs private sector power investment
Addis Fortune reported that Ethiopia has secured US$200 million in investment for the power sector, through the Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin Program sponsored by the World Bank.