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What we’re reading, 22 February 2021

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.

'Democracy does not work' says Mauritian opposition leader Arvin Boolell

Africanews (pan-African) reported that thousands of Mauritians protested in the capital, Port-Louis, calling for the government to resign. Opposition leader, Mauritius Labour Party Vice Chairman Arvin Boolel, commented on the protests, claiming that “democracy does not work” in the island nation.

WHO places six countries under Ebola alert 

The World Health Organisation has alerted six African nations to monitor for potential cases of Ebola, following outbreaks of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea, reported Journal du Cameroun (Cameroon).

Macron takes aim at Sahel jihadist groups, Chad to send troops 

Modern Ghana (Ghana) reported that French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to strengthen actions against terrorism in the Sahel, while Chad committed to sending 1,200 troops to combat jihadists in the region. 

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