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What we’re reading, 24 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.

Mali coup: President quits after soldiers’ mutiny

Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has resigned and dissolved Mali’s government and parliament after being arrested by mutinying soldiers, reported BBC (international). A spokesman for the soldiers called for, "a civil political transition leading to credible general elections.”

SUDAN: Police fire tear gas at protesters, on anniversary of power-sharing deal

On the anniversary of the transitional power-sharing agreement signed in Sudan, police fired tear gas at protestors gathered in the capital, Khartoum, demanding faster political reforms, reported Vanguard (Nigeria).

Mauritania’s former president in custody for alleged corruption

Morocco World News (Morocco) reported that former Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who has been the subject of a police investigation over allegations of corruption, was interrogated at the Mauritanian General Directorate of National Security and remains in custody.

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