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What we’re reading, 22 June 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.

Burundi's Evariste Ndayishimiye takes oath of office

Daily Nation (Kenya) reported that the newly elected Burundian President, Évariste Ndayishimiye, was sworn in today, 18 June 2020. The inauguration was brought forward following the sudden death of his predecessor, Pierre Nkurunziza.

Somalia, Somaliland talks touted as 'historic'

The leaders of the Federal Government of Somalia and the self-declared Republic of Somaliland held a landmark meeting in Djibouti on 14 June 2020, reported Anadolu Agency (international). The political dialogue aims to end decades of conflicts between the two regions.

ED govt faces growing international condemnation over crackdown

Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is facing international scrutiny following accusations that his government has exploited the COVID-19 regulations to launch a crackdown against it critics, including opposition leaders, lawyers and journalists, reported The Standard (Zimbabwe).

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