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What we’re reading, 25 November 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.

Ethiopia's Sidama group vote on autonomy of region

Over 2.3 million Ethiopians headed to the polls in a referendum to decide whether the Sidama Zone in the south of the country should become its own regional state, in what has been seen as a major test of Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed's administration.

Merkel hosts African leaders for Compact with Africa meetings

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel and representatives from G20 member states, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund met with the leaders of 12 African countries during the Compact for Africa Conference in Berlin, Germany this week to discuss business investment in Africa.

Amnesty International warns of human rights abuses in Guinea

Ahead of the 2020 election in Guinea, Amnesty International has expressed significant concerns about the level of human rights abuses and the violent suppression of protests in the country.

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