Africa in the news: Updates on politics in Côte d’Ivoire and Mali, oil management, and COVID-19

Court clears President Ouattara to run again in Côte d’Ivoire; negotiations over Mali’s transition continue
On Monday, Côte d’Ivoire’s Constitutional Council approved President Alassane Ouattara’s controversial bid to run for a third term in the country’s upcoming October 31 election. The country’s top court also narrowed the eligible presidential candidates to four, excluding all candidates convicted of a crime, including former Prime Minister Guillaume Soro and former President Laurent Gbagbo. Gbagbo and Soro, who have been convicted of war crimes and embezzling $2… #Africa #news #Updates #politics #Côte #dIvoire #Mali #oil #management #COVID19