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What we're reading, 29 July 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.

Ramaphosa to seek judicial review of Public Protector's Bosasa report

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa has announced his intention to seek an urgent judicial review of a recent report released by South African Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, which concluded that he misled parliament over a campaign donation.

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DRC: Health Minister resigns after Head of State's decision to directly oversee Ebola response

Congolese Minister of Public Health, Oly Ilunga has resigned, criticising interference from Congolese President, Félix Tshisekedi, who allegedly stripped him of responsibility to manage the Ebola outbreak in the country.

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Rotich arrest: Kenya's justice system on yet another trial

The Daily Nation (Kenya) reported that Kenyan Treasury Cabinet Secretary, Henry Rotich was arrested along with over 20 other officials over allegations of corruption and fraud, related to a major project to build two dams in the country.

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