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What we’re reading, 27 January 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.

Burkina Faso Prime Minister Kaba Thieba and entire cabinet resign

Burkinese Prime Minister, Paul Kaba Thieba resigned alongside his cabinet. The development is reportedly linked to the rising wave of jihadist attacks and recent high-profile disappearances of foreign nationals in the country, reported The Standard (Kenya).

Isabel dos Santos: Africa's richest woman accused of fraud

Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos, daughter of former Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos, has been charged with of embezzlement and money laundering. This comes a week after she announced her intention to stand in the upcoming Presidential Elections in the country.

UN agency urges concerted efforts to boost access to land for African women, youth

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) urged African policymakers to exert concerted efforts in augmenting access to land for the continent’s women, youth and other marginalised groups.

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