What we’re reading, 18 March 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.
Algeria’s 82-year old president has dropped his bid for a fifth term after mass protests
Quartz (pan-African) reported that after weeks of mass protest Algerian President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has pulled out of the running to be president and postponed elections indefinitely.
Sudan parliament cuts state of emergency to 6 months
Daily Nation (Kenya) reported that Parliament in Sudan has shortened the nationwide state of emergency declared by Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, from one year to six months.
Bishop Kukah’s Stance on state of Nigerian nation, democratic process and electoral integrity
Nigerian Tribune (Nigeria) published an article on democratic processes and electoral integrity in Nigeria, focussing on the opinions of Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Reverend Dr Matthew Hassan Kukah. The piece referred to the nation’s performance in reports published by organisations including the Foundation, the World Bank, Transparency International and the United Nations Development Programme.