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What we’re reading, 17 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.

Announcement of Ouattara's candidacy for a third term, Prof. Maurice Kakou Guikahué, Chief Executive Officer of the PDCI-RDA: "President Ouattara has just violated the Constitution"

Ivorian President, Alassane Ouattara has formally accepted the nomination of the governing Rally of the Republicans party to be its candidate in the upcoming presidential election, defying opponents who say the constitution forbids a third term, reported Abidjan.net (Côte d'Ivoire).

Malians take to streets of Bamako again to protest against President Keita

Africanews (pan-African) reported that thousands of people demonstrated in the Malian capital Bamako, demanding the resignation of Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Protests have continued despite calls from the Economic Community of West African States for the citizens and the authorities to engage in dialogue instead.

Crackdown on free press in Tanzania intensifies

The Standard (Kenya) reported that the Tanzanian government has banned all local media outlets from broadcasting foreign content without government permission. New regulations also forbid posting messages that harm the reputation of Tanzania on social media platforms.

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