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What we’re reading, 25 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.

Central African Republic constitutional court upholds Touadéra’s re-election

Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadéra has officially begun his second term in office after the country’s Constitutional Court confirmed his election victory, rejecting the opposition’s objections, reported Business Live (South Africa). 

Police, army cut off Bobi offices, home 

Daily Monitor (Uganda) reported that Ugandan National Unity Platform Leader Bobi Wine remains under house arrest, surrounded by army and police. He has appealed to the international community to call for the lifting of this.

EU to partner with Mozambique in curbing rising insurgency in Cabo Delgado province 

The European Union has agreed to partner with Mozambique to curb a surge in armed violence attributed to extremist Islamist groups in Cabo Delgado province, reported Africanews (pan-African).

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