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What we’re reading, 26 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.

President Deby dies: Mahamat Idriss Deby is the chairman of the transitional military council

Chadian President Idriss Déby died of injuries following clashes with rebel groups in the north of Chad. A military council led by Déby’s son, General-Major Mahamat Idriss Déby Into will govern for the next 18 months, reported (Chad).

Cape Verde: Prime Minister declares victory in weekend legislative elections 

Cape Verdean Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva has declared victory after results showed his party on course to win the country’s legislative elections, reported AllAfrica (pan-African). 

Eritrea announces withdrawal of troops from Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Eritrea’s government has said it will start retiring its soldiers from Ethiopia’s Tigray region, recognising for the first time the presence of its troops in the region, reported Modern Ghana (pan-African). 

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