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What we’re reading, 10 August 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.

Côte d’Ivoire: Pascal Affi N’Guessan candidate of a divided FPI

The North Africa Post (Morocco) reported that Ivorian Popular Front President and former Ivorian Prime Minister, Pascal Affi N’Guessan, once a close associate of former Ivorian President, Laurent Gbagbo, officially announced he will run as a candidate for the presidential elections in October.

Guinean opposition alleges largescale corruption by President Alpha Condé

Africanews (pan-African) reported that Guinean opposition group The Collective for the Transition in Guinea has filed a complaint against Guinean President, Alpha Condé and his administration for widespread corruption.

Zimbabwean Lives Matter movement grows with support from big names

Protests against economic instability, widespread arrests and human rights abuses in Zimbabwe have given rise to the online campaign #ZimbabweanLivesMatter, which received over 700,000 endorsements on Tuesday, reported Business Live (South Africa).

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