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
Humour is a way for Congolese internet users to prod at cultural traits and political developments – despite censorship being rife.
Crisis grips Ethiopia as political divisions spill over into armed conflict and potential civil war looms.
Tanzania’s October poll shows that elections are purely performative for governments which do not adhere to the basic tenets of democracy.
With 70 percent of its people under 30 years, Nigeria needs to harness the strength in its youthful population.
Magufuli approaches elections buoyed by victory in the local polls and a solid track record on the economy.
Tensions in both countries relating to Ethiopia’s Tigray regional state are hampering progress.