President John Magufuli won a second term by a contested landslide and looks set to take even greater control of Tanzania’s democratic space.
The country must urgently address the politics of ethnicity before it can move towards a workable democracy.
Jerry John Rawlings remains the most polarizing political figure in Ghana since Kwame Nkrumah
As key opposition members lose seats in their strongholds, it is clear that Tanzania’s ruling party is set to establish a super-majority that will institute a deeper authoritarian agenda.
Magufuli took a populist approach in trying to woo voters away from an invigorated opposition, and when that didn’t work he reported to oppressive tactics.
With 70 percent of its people under 30 years, Nigeria needs to harness the strength in its youthful population.
He’s a brooding, taciturn figure, who has dominated Eritrean politics since the 1970s, and there are few signs of an effective challenge to his rule.
If elected next month, Joe Biden must do more than turn the clock back to pre-Trump days.
Regional leaders should prevent crises related to power transfers and restore some sense of accountability in African politics.