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What we’re reading, 2 November 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.

Guinea: Cellou Dalein's party disputes the results and unveils his plan

Africaguinée (Guinea) reported that incumbent Guinean President Alpha Condé has won the country’s presidential elections. His opponent, Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea party leader Cellou Dalein Diallo, has challenged the results and announced that he would lodge an appeal with the Constitutional Court.

Wavel Ramkalawan wins presidency of Seychelles, unseating incumbent in his 6th run for top office

Seychelles News Agency (Seychelles) reported that Seychellois Democratic Alliance party leader Wavel Ramkalawan has won the country’s presidential elections, defeating incumbent Seychellois President Danny Faure. Faure conceded defeat and congratulated Ramkalawan on his victory, the first for an opposition candidate since the country’s independence.

Algeria's govt, protestors mobilise ahead of constitutional referendum

Africanews (pan-African) reported that Algerian protestors called for the boycott of a proposed constitutional reform, led by Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, which would increase the executive’s power.

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