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Tunisia To Get Second New Government In Six Months

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Tunisian Parliament Approves Third Government In Less Than A Year

Tunisia has announced a new government – for the second time in six months.

Prime minister-designate, Hichem Mechichi unveiled a new government made up of technocrats rather than members of political parties.

This is the second cabinet to be named in Tunisia in six months.

Mechichi says he wanted a team dominated by independent technocrats, to “present urgent solutions” to the country’s economy, which was already struggling before the Coronavirus pandemic hit.

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The parliament must now approve the new nominations within 10 days.

Factions, such as the powerful Islamist party Ennahda, have been angered by Mechichi’s decision not to first consult them.

Parties are split between wishing for a more political government that would reflect the house, and needing to approve a cabinet instead of dragging the country into disruptive early elections.

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He is the third Tunisian head of government since the October elections which resulted in a deeply divided parliament.

Before his appointment, Mechichi was the interior minister in former prime minister Elyes Fakhfakh’s government. Fakhfakh resigned over an alleged financial scandal.

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The powerful Islamist party Ennahdha said it was not consulted in the naming of the new government and wants a political government that reflects the parties in parliament.

But the party has also said there’s need to approve the new government to prevent a disruptive early elections.

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

Mali’s new interim president Bah Nda`w has been sworn into office today, Friday at a ceremony in the nation`s capital, Bamako.  The former defence minister and retired army colonel was picked by coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections are held. Colonel Assimi Goita, will serve as deputy president.

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Nda`w said, in his inauguration speech, that he will end militant insurgency in the country’s north and stop organized crime.

The military junta in Mali took over power and forced Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta out of office five weeks ago. ECOWAS leaders have overseen negotiations for a return to democracy.  The appointment of a civilian president was a condition for the west African regional group, ECOWAS, to lift the sanctions it earlier imposed after the coup.

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Mali leaders are hoping ECOWAS will lift sanctions on the country after the inauguration. The new government is expected to be in office for a transition period of 18 months that will lead to an election.

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Ethiopia Charges 2,000 Over Violence After Musician’s Murder

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Haacaaluu Hundeessaa

In Ethiopia, nearly 2,000 persons have been charged over deadly violence that followed the killing of a popular singer in June.

More than three months ago, at least 166 persons were killed when violent protests erupted following the murder of Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, some in protests against authorities and some in ethnically-targeted attacks.

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Speaking at a news conference on Thursday, the country’s attorney general, Gideon Timothewos said the arrested persons are being charged for their conduct that resulted in the death of hundreds of citizens.

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He did not give details on the charges or on whether any prisoners had been released without charge.

On June 29, Haacaaluu was shot dead while driving in the capital Addis Ababa. He was one of Ethiopia’s biggest musical stars and a powerful political voice, with many of his songs speaking out on behalf of his Oromo ethnic group and calling for more freedoms.

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