Tag: Benin

Benin Presidential Election: March 2021

Benin elections

Fishing in Cotonou, Benin’s largest city. Photo credit: Flickr/Mark Fischer (CC BY-SA 2.0) https://bit.ly/381jxqI KEY FACTS Freedom House Rating Partly Free (down from Free in 2020) Government Type Presidential Republic Population 11.3 million UPCOMING ELECTIONS Presidential Election March 2021… Read More

Africa This Week – October 7, 2019

Africa elections

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Africa This Week – June 17, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsMali Parliamentary – Due June 2019 (postponed indefinitely) and Regional and Local – Due November 2019 (delays likely)Freedom House Rating: Partly Free – Government Type: Semi-Presidential Republic Preparations for the upcoming elections, which have been delayed multiple… Read More

Africa This Week – June 10, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsTogo Local – June 30, 2019These elections are happening in the context of widespread protests that began in 2017 demanding the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbé, whose family has ruled Togo for 50 years, the longest-ruling family… Read More

Africa This Week – June 3, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsMauritania Presidential – June 22, 2019Mauritania’s incumbent came to power in a military coup and the country is rated “not free” by Freedom House, but some hope that political space could be opening up, albeit slowly. While… Read More