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What we’re reading, 14 October 2019

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.

Nigeria Senate revisits sexual harassment prohibition bill

The Guardian (Nigeria) reported that the Senate of Nigeria has introduced a bill that aims to prevent the harassment of university students, following a BBC investigation that uncovered alleged sexual misconduct by lecturers in Nigeria and Ghana.

AfDB creates Index to track, boost lending to women in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has established a new Women Financing Index (WFI), to track and boost loans given to women in Africa.

How to hide a billion dollars

The Economist (international) published an opinion piece on the topic of money laundering and corruption in low income economies. The article argued that cross-border, anti-corruption law enforcement efforts have been on the rise, citing recent prosecutions in Mozambique and Equatorial Guinea.

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