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What we’re reading, 27 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.

African refugee camps at high risk of COVID-19

The Ethiopian government is planning to evacuate thousands of Eritrean refugees from camps over fears of COVID-19, despite calls from international organizations to halt the relocation.

The postponement of the presidential election in Côte d'Ivoire because of the coronavirus

Abidjan Press (Côte d’Ivoire) reported that Presidential elections scheduled for October in Côte d’Ivoire could be postponed due to COVID-19, following discussions by the Ivorian Council of Ministers.

After this pandemic is over, we must evaluate our value systems

The East African (Kenya) published an opinion piece which argued that African governments must reassess their approach to healthcare in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. It argued that the sector is underfunded in much of the continent.

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