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What we're reading, 16 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.

With Robert Mugabe gone, only the young can save Zimbabwe

Financial Times (international) published an opinion piece on political engagement and the legacy of liberation movements in Zimbabwe, in the aftermath of the former Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe’s death. Reflecting upon the controversial leader’s tenure, the piece argued that Zimbabwe’s youth population is best placed to find solutions to the problems of the present, by engaging with politics with pragmatism and openness.

South Sudan rivals to keep to deadline for unity government

The East African (Kenya) reported that South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition leader, Riek Machar have agreed to form a transitional government. This follows talks aimed at reviving a stalled peace deal signed in September 2018 to end a five-year civil war.

Rabat Court Begins Trial of Journalist Hajar Raissouni for Abortion

Hundreds of people protested in the Moroccan capital, Rabat demanding civil liberties, as the trial opened of a journalist accused of having extramarital relations and an illegal abortion.

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