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What we’re reading, 12 July 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.

ESWATINI UNREST: Women and children among casualties, SWAGGA disappointed after SADC Troika visit

Swaziland News (Eswatini) reported on the ongoing violence around democratic protests in Eswatini, with unrest mostly affecting women and children.

Jacob Zuma speeds out of Nkandla and into custody at Estcourt Correctional Centre 

South African President Jacob Zuma has been taken into custody to begin a jail sentence for defying the South African Constitutional Court’s order to attend a judicial enquiry into allegations he aided systematic corruption during his Presidency, reported The Daily Maverick (South Africa).

WFP warns displaced Mozambicans risk facing food crisis, calls for help

The United Nations World Food Program warned that displaced Mozambicans risk facing food crisis. A violent campaign launched by Islamist extremists in the oil-rich Cabo Delgado province has led to a rapidly escalating humanitarian crisis, reported Africanews (pan-African).

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