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What we’re reading, 30 November 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.

Ethiopia to begin ‘final phase’ of Tigray offensive: PM Abiy

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has ordered federal military forces to launch a “final offensive” on the capital of the Tigray region, after a 72-hour ultimatum for dissident local leaders to surrender expired, reported Al Jazeera (international).

2020 elections in Burkina Faso: the first conclusions of the NGO S2L

Incumbent Burkinabe President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré is expected to win the general elections in Burkina Faso, reported Burkina24 (Burkina Faso). Voting on Sunday was overshadowed by the threat of Islamist violence which prevented around 350,000 voters from casting their ballots.

Bobi Wine granted bail, directed to comply with COVID-19 SOPs

Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine was released on bail, after his arrest last week sparked public protests which led to the death of over 35 people, reported Daily Monitor (Uganda). Wine has been charged with actions likely to spread COVID-19.

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