Africa's turn to pick the next WHO chief? Not so fast

A new system for electing the leader of the World Health Organization means Africa's 54 member states stand a good chance of nominating their candidate, and fulfilling the unwritten rule that regions take turns leading the agency. But as France lobbies former French colonies to back its candidate, tensions are rising.

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  • Molly Anders

    Molly Anders is a former U.K. correspondent for Devex. Based in London, she reports on development finance trends with a focus on British and European institutions. She is especially interested in evidence-based development and women’s economic empowerment, as well as innovative financing for the protection of migrants and refugees. Molly is a former Fulbright Scholar and studied Arabic in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.

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