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What we’re reading, 10 February 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.

Malawi court nullifies presidential election results, orders fresh poll

Africanews (pan-African) reported that Malawi’s constitutional court has annulled last year’s contested election, which saw Malawian President, Peter Mutharika narrowly re-elected. A new vote will take place within 151 days.

The death of Daniel Moi: How the news unfolded

Standard (Kenya) reported that former Kenyan President, Daniel Arap Moi died on Tuesday at the age of 95. The former teacher ruled Kenya for 24 years, becoming the country’s longest-serving President.

Undermining state security: Burundi jails 4 journalists 30 months each

Four journalists in Burundi have been sentenced to two and a half years in prison after they were convicted on charges of “trying to undermine state security.”

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