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What we’re reading, 16 December 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.

All Africans travelling to Nigeria can get visa on arrival from 2019

The Premium Times (Nigeria) reported on Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement that from January 2020, all Africans travelling to Nigeria will be able to obtain a visa on entry.

Algeria holds presidential vote despite push for boycott

Polls have opened for Presidential elections in Algeria despite widespread calls for a boycott due to alleged ties between Presidential candidates and former Algerian President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Tanzania's Magufuli pardons 5,000 prisoners

The East African (Kenya) reported that Tanzanian President, John Magufuli has pardoned more than 5,000 prisoners, as part of an effort to reduced congestion in prisons.

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