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What we’re reading, 19 April 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.

Somalia president signs law extending his term

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has signed a law extending his mandate by two years following the Somali parliament’s approval, reported KBC (Kenya). 

Angola jails former minister over corruption

Africanews (pan-African) reported that former Angolan Minister of Communications Manuel Rabelais was sentenced to 14 years in prison on corruption charges, becoming the second former minister to be jailed since Angolan President Joao Lourenço took power. 

DR Congo Prime Minister announces new cabinet

Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi announced his new cabinet on Monday,  with an increase in female representatives, reported The New Times (Rwanda). 

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