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What we’re reading, 23 September 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.

South Africa apologises to Nigeria after anti-migrant violence

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has extended a formal apology to Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, after a wave of xenophobic violence fuelled diplomatic tensions between the two countries.

Algerian Interim President Announces Presidential Election for December 12

Morocco World News (Morocco) reported that Algerian Interim President, Abdelkader Bensalah, announced that Presidential Elections will take place in the country on December 12. The announcement comes amid continuous protests in the capital, Algiers.

Ex-DR Congo minister Oly Ilunga arrested for ’embezzling Ebola funds’

The East African (Kenya) reported that former Congolese Minister of Public Health, Oly Ilunga, has been arrested over allegations of embezzlement of public funds, which had been allocated to tackle the ongoing Ebola epidemic in DR Congo.

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