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What we’re reading, 4 May 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.

Lesotho amends constitution, pressure on Thabane to resign

eNCA (South Africa) reported that the Senate of Lesotho imposed limits on Mosotho Prime Minister, Thomas Thabane’s powers to dissolve parliament and order new elections. Thabane has been facing mounting pressure to resign.

Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Soro fined $7m

Former Ivorian Prime Minister, Guillaume Soro, was fined $7 million and sentenced to 20 years in prison for embezzlement of public funds and money laundering.

Terrorism: Chad abolishes the death penalty

Chad abolished the death penalty for all crimes, by repealing a law introduced in 2015 which imposed the capital punishment for acts of terrorism.

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