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What we’re reading, 14 September 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.

ECOWAS Imposes 1-week deadline for civilian government in Mali

The Economic Community of West African States has imposed a 15 September deadline for Mali’s ruling military junta to appoint a appoint a civilian to head a transition government, reported Morocco World News (Morocco). The appointee will then be responsible for scheduling presidential elections within a year.

PM handover ceremony in Tunisia

Africanews (pan-African) reported that the handover ceremony between outgoing Tunisian Prime Minister, Elyes Fakhfakh, and his successor, Hichem Mechichi, took place on 3 September. This makes Mechichi the ninth head of government since the Tunisian revolution.

Ethiopia bars journalists from Tigray elections

Ethiopian authorities forcibly removed journalists from a plane heading to the autonomous Tigray Region ahead of local elections, reported The East African (Kenya).

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