But even with Bernard Membe as its candidate, the Tanzanian opposition would face an uphill task.
Tanzanians are increasingly alarmed at their government’s unscientific approach to the coronavirus pandemic.
Any misgivings about China’s handling of COVID-19 will likely be erased by Beijing’s considerable aid in fighting the pandemic.
But the Kenyan precedent cautions that it’s still too early to declare lasting victory for democracy.
Is Angola’s Lourenço going after Isabel dos Santos to fight corruption or to boost flagging support?
Is Francophone West Africa’s proposed new currency a step towards a monetary future completely independent from France?
If the ruling party is defeated next week, will the country lose its reputation for regional stability?
Growing scepticism of Rwanda’s development achievements could erode the president’s international reputation.
The two African giants want to move on, but must first get past the difficult issue of xenophobia.