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What we’re reading, 15 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.

UN calls on Somalia to resume talks “urgently” 

The United Nations Security Council has called on Somalia’s federal government and regional states to urgently resume talks and agree on arrangements to hold elections as soon as possible, reported Radio Dalsan (Somalia). 

Protests erupt in Sudan over cost of living 

Protests broke out in parts of Sudan including Darfur over rising cost of living, witnesses and state media have said. This has prompted the suspension of schools and closure of several shops, reported Ghana Crusader (Ghana). 

Burkina Faso President visits Brussels to strengthen cooperation 

Burkinabe President Roch Marc Christian Kabore started an official visit to Brussels with the aim of strengthening socio-economic partnership, security and health cooperation between Burkina Faso and the European Union, reported Africanews (pan-African).

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