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What we’re reading, 8 June 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.

Tanzania’s anti-graft body arrests 6 over election bribe

News Ghana (Ghana) reported that Tanzania’s Prevention and Combatting of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) has arrested six people for allegedly taking bribes from a prospective candidate ahead of the October 2020 general election. The bribes were reportedly offered to help the candidate campaign in the initial electoral process.

Buhari submits Nigeria's budget to parliament

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari submitted a revised 2020 budget of 10.51 trillion naira to Parliament for approval, Africa News (pan-African) reported. The revised budget is marginally lower than the 10.59 trillion-naira budget that was approved in December.

Equatorial Guinea accuses WHO official of falsifying COVID-19 data

Business Day (Nigeria) reported that Equatorial Guinea has accused the World Health Organisation (WHO) of inflating the COVID-19 tally in the country, ordering the WHO representative to leave.

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