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What we’re reading, 13 July 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.

Mali president meets head of protest movement

Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta held the first official meeting with leading opposition figure, Mahmoud Dicko, reported The Citizen (South Africa). This comes after weeks of demonstrations in the Malian capital, Bamako, over the deteriorating security and economic situation in the country.

Côte d'Ivoire-AIP / Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly dies in Abidjan (Official)

Agence Ivoirienne de Presse (Côte d’Ivoire) reported that Ivorian Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, has passed away after falling ill at a ministerial meeting. Gon Coulibaly had been chosen by the ruling Rally of the Republicans party as their candidate for the upcoming presidential elections in October.

Algerian court grants release of anti-government protest leader Karim Tabbou

Algeria has provisionally released prominent protest movement leader, Karim Tabbou, and three other jailed activists linked to the so-called Hirak Movement, a series of protests which led to the resignation of former Algerian President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika in April 2019, reported France24 (international).

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