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What we’re reading, 30 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.

Egypt arrests over 1,000 people after el-Sissi protests

Deutsche Welle (international) reported that over 1,100 people have been arrested in Egypt, following street protests in the capital, Cairo and other major cities across the country against government corruption.

President Farmajo passes new anti-graft bill in Somalia

Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed signed into law a new anti-corruption bill, aimed at tackling graft and improving transparency in Somalia.

UNGA 2019: No room for coal in Africa’s renewable future: Akinwumi Adesina

African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Akinwumi Adesina, revealed plans for an investment scheme aimed at helping African countries transition from coal and fossil fuel to renewable energy.