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What we’re reading, 1 March 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.

Elections: the opposition denounces an electoral hold-up and demands the suspension of the publication of the results by the CENI

Protests erupted in Niger as opposition candidate Mahamane Ousmane claimed victory in the recent presidential election, despite the National Electoral Commission announcing he lost with more than 11 percentage points to ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum a day earlier, reported ActuNiger (Niger). 

EU Envoy warns Tigray crisis ''out of control''   

According to European Union Special Envoy Pekka Haavisto, the crisis in the Ethiopian region of Tigray is "out of control militarily, humanely and on a humanitarian level," reported Africanews (pan-African).

The citizen revolution massively re-mobilises 

Thousands marched in the Algerian capital Algiers on Monday to mark the second anniversary of the Hirak protest movement that forced long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika from power, reported Liberté Algérie (Algeria). 

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