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What we’re reading, 18 January 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.

Uganda orders internet shutdown hours before election

The Ugandan Communications Commission ordered telecoms operators in the country to suspend all internet gateways from Wednesday evening, the eve of the country’s election. This comes after social media sites were banned on Tuesday, reported The East African (Kenya).

France promise continued support to Burkina Faso in fight against extremism 

France is committed to supporting Burkina Faso in its fight against jihadist violence French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday in Ouagadougou, reported Africanews (pan-African). 

AfDB President named champion of Africa’s Great Green Wall climate-adaptation initiative 

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has been announced as a champion for Africa’s Great Green Wall initiative. The initiative aims to plant an 8,000km swathe of trees and other vegetation across the Sahara and Sahel regions, reported The News (Nigeria).

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