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What we’re reading, 9 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.

Presidential campaign opens in Tunisia after Essebsi death

Tunisia’s electoral body has announced 26 candidates that will run in the country’s presidential elections on 15 September. Only two women are in the race.

DR Congo unveils new government after seven-month delay

Vanguard (Nigeria) reported that DR Congo announced a new coalition government, seven months after the inauguration of Congolese President, Félix Tshisekedi.

G7 commits $251 million to financing African female entrepreneurs through AfDB

G7 Member States have pledged $251 million in support of the African Development Bank (AfDB)’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) initiative, supporting female African entrepreneurs.

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