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What we’re reading, 5 October 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.

Togo: Victoire Tomegah Dogbe appointed Prime Minister

Victoire Tomegah Dogbé has been appointed as Togo’s first female Prime Minister, reported Jeune Afrique. Up until her appointment, she served as Togolese Minister of Grassroots Development, Craftsmanship, Youth and Youth Employment and as Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé’s Chief of Staff.

Mali's transitional government nominates new PM

Former Malian Minister of Defence, Colonel Major Ba N’Daou was sworn in as the country’s transitional President, while Colonel Assimi Goïta was installed as Mali’s new Vice-President, reported Africanews. N’Daou appointed former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Moctar Ouane, as Prime Minister.

In tense C.A.R., Touadéra joins Bozizé in declaring candidacy

Central African President Faustin-Archange Touadéra has announced his candidacy in the country’s upcoming Presidential elections, reported Africa Times. His main opponent is former Central African President François Bozizé.

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