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What we’re reading, 29 June 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.

Tanzania passes Bill to give leaders immunity

The Tanzanian National Assembly has passed a bill that will offer immunity to senior government leaders against prosecution for any actions taken while in office, reported The East African (Kenya).

Burundi restores the role of Prime Minister after 22 years

The Parliament of Burundi has approved Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni as the new Burundian Prime Minister, reported Pulse (Nigeria). Bunyoni is the first person to take the role in 22 years, after the position was restored by the newly elected Burundian President, Évariste Ndayishimiye.

DRC president’s chief of staff convicted of corruption and embezzlement

Congolese President, Felix Tshisekedi’s Chief of Staff, Vital Kamerhe, was sentenced to 20 years of hard labour following allegations of corruption, reported The Daily Maverick (South Africa). Kamerhe was found guilty of stealing tens of millions of dollars’ worth of public money.

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