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What we’re reading, 6 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.

AU calls for urgent action after Mozambique jihadist attack 

EWN (South Africa) reported that the African Union has called for urgent and coordinated international action after an attack by fighters killed dozens of civilians in the northern Mozambican town of Palma.

Dr Phillip Mpango nominated Tanzania’s new Vice President 

The Citizen (Tanzania) reported that the Tanzanian Parliament has confirmed the appointment of Tanzanian Finance Minister Philip Isdor Mpango as Vice President.

Ivory Coast: Guillaume Soro decides on the acquittal of Gbagbo and Blé Goudé  

L’Infodrome (Côte d’Ivoire) reported that the International Criminal Court has acquitted former Ivorian President Lauren Gbagbo and former Ivorian Minister for Sports and Youth Charles Blé Goudé of charges of involvement in deadly post-electoral violence.

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