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What we’re reading, 1 February 2021

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.

AU calls for dialogue to ease Kenya, Somalia border tension 

The East African (Kenya) reported that the African Union has called for dialogue to ease tensions at the common border between Kenya and Somalia, which saw outbreaks of violence.

Tunisian protesters marching to parliament blocked

Tunisian police have blocked the path of hundreds of protesters who were trying to reach the parliament building in the capital, Tunis. This is the latest in a series of demonstrations, fuelled by frustration at the lack of jobs and increasing cost of living, reported Joy Online (Ghana).

Government withdraws troops from Bobi Wine's house  

Daily Monitor (Uganda) reported that the Ugandan government has withdrawn troops from National Unity Platform leader Bobi Wine’s house, one day after the High Court of Uganda ordered security forces to end their confinement of the presidential election runner-up. 

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