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What we’re reading, 7 September 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.

‘Historic agreement’ signed by Sudan govt, armed groups in Juba

Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council and the opposition Sudanese Revolutionary Front signed a comprehensive peace deal in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, reported Radio Dabanga (Sudan). The deal comes after a year of intense negotiations.

Alpha Conde to seek third term as Guinea’s president

Independent Online (South Africa) reported that Guinean President Alpha Condé has announced will seek re-election in the country’s upcoming elections, following a constitutional change in March which allowed him to run for a third term.

World Bank suspends ‘Doing Business’ rankings after fraud

The Africa Report (pan-African) reported that the World Bank has suspended its Doing Business report and accompanying rankings, following reports of a 'number of irregularities'.

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