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What we’re reading, 20 April 2020

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.

Anger in Africa over coronavirus 'stigma' in China

Allegations that Africans are being discriminated against in southern China for being potential carriers of COVID-19 have sparked a diplomatic row between China and Africa.

IMF approves immediate debt relief for 25 countries amid COVID-19 crisis

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced it would provide immediate debt relief to 25 member countries including 19 in Africa to help address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commentary: Ethiopia’s postponed elections: Governing in the interregnum

Addis Standard (Ethiopia) reported that the Ethiopian government has indefinitely postponed the general elections originally set to take place in August.

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