Africa This Week: January 1, 2024

January 1, 2024

A voter in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s 2018 elections. Photo credit: Flickr/MONUSCO/John Bopengo (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Upcoming Africa Elections

South Africa General Elections: Spring 2024 (due)

Joseph Cotterill, Financial Times (January 1, 2024): South Africa’s opposition splinters in battle against ANC

Chad Presidential Election: October 2024 (due – delays possible)

Arab News (January 2, 2024): Chad appoints former opposition leader Masra as prime minister of transitional government

Moki Edwin Kindzeka, Voice of America (December 27, 2023): Chad’s President Pledges Respect of Referendum That Paves Way to Civilian Rule

Guinea Constitutional Referendum: Proposed

AFP (January 1, 2024): Guinea Junta Unveils Constitutional Referendum For 2024

Past Africa Elections

Democratic Republic of the Congo General Elections: December 20-24, 2023

David Pilling, Financial Times (December 31, 2023): Félix Tshisekedi wins second presidential term in Congo’s contested elections: Opposition claims electoral fraud and calls supporters on to the streets

Ngala Killian Chimtom, Crux (December 30, 2023): Congo cardinal blasts national elections as ‘gigantic, organized mess’

Zanem Nety Zaidi, Voice of America (December 28, 2023): Clashes Intensify in Eastern DRC as Nation Awaits Final Election Outcome

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