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What we’re reading, 1 June 2020

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.

Burundi opposition prepares challenge to ruling party election win

Daily Monitor (Uganda) reported that Burundi’s leading opposition party will file legal challenges to the recent Presidential election results, in which Evariste Ndayishimiye was declared winner with 68.72 per cent of the vote.

DRC MPs brawl over dismissal vote

Africanews (pan-African) reported that lawmakers in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s National Assembly exchanged violent blows, as moves were made to remove the first deputy speaker of the house.

With legal roads closed, a transitional government should take the wheel

Ethiopia Insight (Ethiopia) published an opinion piece on the postponement of the country’s elections, originally scheduled for August this year. The piece commented that Ethiopia faces two unpalatable scenarios: a state with no government or an unconstitutional government. The article noted that political dialogue is the only way to ensure a peaceful resolution.

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