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What we’re reading, 19 October 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.

Togo: Victoire Tomegah Dogbe appointed Prime Minister

Victoire Tomegah Dogbé has been appointed as Togo’s first female Prime Minister, reported Jeune Afrique. Up until her appointment, she served as Togolese Minister of Grassroots Development, Craftsmanship, Youth and Youth Employment and as Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé’s Chief of Staff.

Death toll rises to 92 amid anti-government protests in Guinea

Guinean opposition group the National Front for the Defence of the Constitution has declared that over 90 people have been killed in a crackdown on protests against Guinean President Alpha Condé’s bid to seek a third mandate, reported OkayAfrica (pan-African).

Ivory Coast: in Abidjan, a united opposition against ADO but with uncertain strategy

Jeune Afrique (pan-African) reported that the Ivorian Democratic Party and the Ivorian Popular Front participated in a joint demonstration in the Ivorian capital Abidjan to oppose Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara’s candidacy for a third presidential mandate.

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