Brian Atuheire Batenda and Andrew Karamagi explore why the recent Kenyan presidential election was such a close call, given the ‘obvious’ contrast between the two men.
Libya’s competing domestic actors are being exploited by foreign powers seeking to downplay their role in the fragile country.
Coups attract attention and action, but the manipulation of polls is the real threat to electoral democracy.
Angola’s August 24th general elections underpinned façade democracy. Public institutions such the National Electoral Commission (CNE) and the Constitutional Court (TC) have acted as the gatekeepers of the regime.
Raila Odinga’s followers didn’t start drinking Kool-Aid in 2022. To many of them, William Ruto was simply unelectable and victory was palpable, but Ruto delivered a shock win. For Odinga voters and strategists, they face Ruto’s victory with grief, anger, disbelief and perhaps a twinge of envy.
The 2022 election proved that the country’s situation and its people have changed since the violence that marred past elections.
Ramaphosa’s presidency has been dogged by several controversies related to his business interests.
Odinga’s legal petitions have entrenched the rule of law and and deepened democracy in Kenya.
A prolonged economic recession triggered by falling oil prices and worsened by the COVID pandemic has deeply affected the everyday lives of Angolans.