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What we’re reading, 20 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.

Sudan ministers resign as govt makes room for rebel leaders

The East African (Kenya) reported that the Sudanese government has undergone a major cabinet reshuffle, following demonstrations demanding faster reforms and stronger civilian rule in the country. Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, accepted the resignation of six ministers, including Finance Minister Ibrahim Elbadawi.

Mali: President Keita dissolves constitutional court amid unrest

Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta announced the dissolution of Mali’s constitutional court, in an attempt to defuse ongoing public unrest in the country, reported Deutsche Welle (international). The court had been at the centre of controversy after it overturned provisional results for a parliamentary poll earlier in the year.

Ethiopia partially restores internet after two-week outage

Ethiopia has partially restored internet access in the capital, Addis Ababa, two weeks since a country-week outage, announced as a way to curb the spread of disinformation and hate speech in the country, reported Africanews (pan-African).

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