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What we’re reading, 28 September 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.

Côte d’Ivoire: Opposition parties take on Alassane Ouattara

The Africa Report (pan-African) reported that a coalition of Ivorian opposition parties has demanded the withdrawal of Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara’s candidacy in the country’s upcoming elections, alongside an in-depth reform of the electoral process. Former President and Democratic Party of Côte d'Ivoire presidential candidate, Henri Konan Bédié, issued a call for civil disobedience.

Mali pronounces ex-Defence Minister Ba N'Daou as Interim President

Africanews (pan-African) reported that Malian ruling military junta, the Malian National Committee for the Salvation of the People, has declared former Malian Minister of Defence, Ba N’Daou, as the country’s transitional President.

Jawar Mohammed, 23 others face terrorism charges

Ezega News (Ethiopia) reported that 24 Ethiopian opposition figures, including protest leader and Oromo Federalist Congress party member, Jawar Mohammed, were charged by the Office of the Attorney General with terrorism-related offenses.

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