Four links from a consistently strong blog

A deep dive in what the Tigray vs Ethopian central government fight is about.

People in the DRC President’s entourage keep dying unexpectedly. Some of them caught COVID-19 but at least one was definitely assassinated and another had both a heart attack and multiple blows to the head. What’s happening?

A group of Kenyans wanted to travel despite an emergency quarantine so they put an empty coffin in the car and pretended they were taking a dead relative home for burial. Unfortunately they also brought along the virus, making the coffin disturbingly literal. What does this tell us about social trust in Kenya and the durability of its democracy?

Less drily, the winners of a photojournalism award are excellent.

These links all come from the excellent African Arguments blog, which you should subscribe to.

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