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What we’re reading, 27 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.

July 31 protests organiser Ngarivhume and journalist Chin’ono arrested

Zimbabwean opposition figure Jacob Ngarivhume and prominent journalist Hopewell Chin’ono were arrested on charges of inciting public violence, in a renewed crackdown ahead of planned anti-government protests, reported ZimLive (Zimbabwe).

Tanzania's electoral body 'sets date For elections'

Tanzanian National Electoral Commission Chairman, Justice Semistocles Kaijage, officially announced 28 October 2020 as the date for the upcoming general elections in Tanzania, reported Peace FM (Ghana).

Libya slams Egypt's parliament decision on intervention

The Egyptian House of Representatives gave approval to the deployment of troops beyond Egypt’s borders, after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi spoke of potential military operations in neighbouring Libya, reported Anadolu Agency (international).

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