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What we’re reading, 6 April 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.

Guinean voters massively back contested constitutional referendum

Africanews (pan-African) reported that 92% of voters in Guinea have backed a constitutional change in a controversial referendum, which would extend the length of a presidential term to six years.

Malians vote despite coronavirus outbreak

Mali has held the first round of its parliamentary elections, days after opposition leader Soumaïla Cissé was reportedly kidnapped by jihadist forces.

Ethiopia defers landmark August vote due to coronavirus

The Citizen (Tanzania) reported that Ethiopia has postponed the election scheduled to take place in August due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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