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What we’re reading, 24 February 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.

Tunisia names new government in last bid to avoid early election

Tunisian Prime Minister, Elyes Fakhfakh, has named a new coalition government, ending a four-month political crisis that could have led to early elections, reported Al Jazeera (international).

Togo bars observer group from monitoring election

Togo’s election authorities have barred a main independent observer group from monitoring upcoming presidential elections, just days before the vote is due to take place, reported News24 (South Africa).

South Sudan's opposition rejects president Kiir's peace compromise

Ghana News Agency (Ghana) reported that rebel leader and leading opposition figure Riek Machar has rejected a peace offer extended by South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir, aiming at ending a six-year civil war in the country.

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