Africa This Week: September 5, 2022

September 5, 2022

A weekly review of news and analysis of elections in Africa, usually posted on Mondays and occasionally updated throughout the week.

Kenya’s high court building. Photo credit: Wikimedia/K.Gituma (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Upcoming Africa Elections

Zimbabwe General Elections: July 2023

Frank Chikowore, Daily Maverick (September 4, 2022): Zimbabwe’s democratic reforms fraying at the edges?

Farai Mutsaka, AP (September 3, 2022): Zimbabwe government harasses opposition with arrests, jail

Marko Phiri, Mail and Guardian (September 2, 2022): Calls for Zimbabwe to deal with atrocities and intimidation before 2023 elections

Burkina Faso Elections: TBD, following coup

AFP (September 5, 2022): Burkina Junta Chief Stands By Handover Pledge In Key Trip

Chad Elections: TBD, following coup

Max Jeffrey, The Spectator (September 4, 2022): Will Chad become Africa’s next warzone?

Mali Presidential and Legislative Elections: TBD, following coup

Manon Laplace, Jeune Afrique (September 1, 2022 – in French): Mali: why the composition of the future electoral management body is already being debated

AFP (August 31, 2022): Mali’s civil society organizations call on military rulers to set up election body

Past Africa Elections

Angola General Elections: August 24, 2022

Arnaldo Vieira, The East African (September 4, 2022): Angola’s election increases opposition’s footprint

DW (September 2, 2022): Angola election: Opposition seeks to nullify results

Jaysim Hanspal, The Africa Report (September 2, 2022): Angola: UNITA continue to protest election results as reports of unlawful detentions grow

Henrique Almeida and Candido Mendes, Bloomberg (August 30, 2022): EU Urges Angola to Heed Vote Complaints as Opposition Objects

Kenya General Elections: August 9, 2022

Dickens Olewe, BBC (September 5, 2022): Kenya election 2022: Supreme Court confirms William Ruto’s victory against Raila Odinga

Andres Schipani, Financial Times (September 4, 2022): Kenya’s Supreme Court election decision tests judiciary’s credibility: Judges must decide whether to nullify presidential election results in a country with a history of post-election violence

Donna Brazile and Randy Scheunemann, The Hill (September 4, 2022): What the US can learn from Kenya’s fight for democracy 

Regional Analysis

Keerthana Rajesh Nambiar, Observer Research Foundation (September 1, 2022): China’s scramble for Africa’s rare earth elements

RFI (August 31, 2022): How Gorbachev’s ‘perestroika’ resonated on the African continent

Harry Verhoeven, The Conversation (August 31, 2022): China has waived the debt of some African countries. But it’s not about refinancing

Africa Elections Coming Up in 2022 and 2023

Sao Tome and Principe Legislative Elections: September 25, 2022

Lesotho Parliamentary Elections: October 7, 2022

Central African Republic Local Elections: September 2022 (delayed – no new date set)

Somaliland Presidential Election: November 13, 2022

Equatorial Guinea Legislative and Local Elections: November 2022 (due)

Guinea-Bissau Snap Parliamentary Elections: December 18, 2022

Nigeria General Elections: February 18, 2023

Djibouti Legislative Elections: February 2023

Nigeria Gubernatorial Elections in Most States: March 2023 (due)

South Sudan General Elections: By March 2023 (tentative)

Sierra Leone Presidential Election: June 24, 2023

Zimbabwe General Elections: July 2023

Eswatini Parliamentary Elections: August 2023 (due)

Gabon Presidential Election: August 2023 (due)

Mauritania Parliamentary Elections: September 2023 (due)

Gabon Legislative Elections: October 2023 (due)

Liberia Presidential and Legislative Elections: October 2023 (due)

Nigeria, Gubernatorial Elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States: November 2023 (due)

Madagascar Presidential Election: November 2023 (due)

Democratic Republic of the Congo Presidential and Legislative Elections: December 2023 (due)

Togo Legislative and Regional Elections: December 2023 (due)

Côte d’Ivoire Local Elections: 2023

Mali Presidential and Legislative Elections: TBD, following coup

Chad General Elections: TBD, following coup

Burkina Faso Elections: TBD, following coup

Guinea Elections: TBD, following coup

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