Latest News

What we’re reading, 9 December 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.

Reduced victory ... Swapo, Geingob drop votes

Namibian President, Hage Geingob, secured re-election following two rounds of voting. He obtained 56% of the popular vote, markedly lower than the 87% achieved in 2014 elections.

Zimbabwe dry spell: How nation shot itself in the foot

The United Nations issued a warning that Zimbabwe is facing its worst famine in a decade, with approximately half of Zimbabweans suffering from severe hunger amid continued drought and economic instability.

Sudan: Govt overturns controversial clothing, drinking law

Transitional authorities in Sudan have voted to dissolve the former ruling party, The National Congress Party, and repeal a public order law that has historically been used to regulate women’s clothing, reported All Africa.

Selected news stories