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What we're reading, 27 May 2019

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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.

Malawians vote

Presidential elections were held in Malawi this week, The Daily Times (Malawi) reported. Malawian President, Peter Mutharika, who has been in power since 2014, is contesting for re-election. Vote counts are ongoing.

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Life After Omar al-Bashir – What Happens to Sudan-South Sudan Border Crisis?

The African Exponent (pan-African) reported on developments in Sudan and the border crisis with South Sudan. The piece opened with a quote by Mo, stating, "Sudan has been an experiment that resonated across Africa." It emphasised that if the nation could successfully construct a peaceful and prosperous state, so could the rest of the continent.

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Buhari charges ECOWAS security chiefs on trans-border crimes

The Sun (Nigeria) reported that Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has called on police and security chiefs from the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) to share intelligence with member states’ police forces. The aim is to curtail terrorism in the region.

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