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What we’re reading, 19 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.

Ethiopia: Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrest of 12 journalists

Reporters Without Borders called for the immediate release of 12 journalists who were detained on 30 June in a wave of arrests in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, reported Africanews (pan-African). 

49 killed in Niger armed attack

Five civilians, four soldiers and 40 armed attackers were killed on in a clash in Niger's South-west Tillabéri region near the border with Mali, reported The Times of Africa (pan-African).

Rebel forces launch new offensive in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Tigrayan forces claim to have launched a new offensive in the conflict-torn Northern region of Ethiopia, two weeks after the federal government declared a unilateral ceasefire in the face of rebel advances, reported Citizen TV (Kenya). 

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