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What we're reading, 13 May 2019

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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.

Former Rwandan minister Donald Kaberuka named Global Fund board chair

CGTN (international) reported that MIF Board member, Donald Kaberuka, has been appointed as the new Board Chair of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The article noted Kaberuka’s work with the Foundation, alongside other high-profile organisations.

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South Africa election: early results point to reduced ANC majority

The early results of the South African Presidential election indicates that the incumbent African National Congress has won with a reduced majority of around 56%, the lowest since the first democratic elections in 1994, reported The Guardian (international).

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Ethiopia to try ex-spy chief, Getachew Assefa, in absentia

Africanews (pan-African) reported that Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has formally charged over 25 former intelligence operatives widely believed to have superintended over systemic rights abuse, as part of a crackdown on corrupt regime officials.

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