Tag: Senegal

Senegal Local Elections: March 28, 2021 (delayed – no new date set)

Senegal elections

Voters waiting to cast their ballots in Senegal’s 2019 presidential election. Photo credit: VOA/Seydina Aba Gueye (public domain) KEY FACTS Freedom House Rating Partly Free (down from Free in 2020) Government Type Semi-Presidential Republic Population 3.1 million UPCOMING… Read More

Africa This Week – November 4, 2019

Africa elections

Africa This Week – September 30, 2019

Africa This Week – September 9, 2019

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

Africa This Week – March 25, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsSouth Africa General – May 8, 2019John Campbell at the Council on Foreign Relations: “South Africa’s national elections will take place on May 8. Looking toward that event, the African national Congress (ANC) and its leader, state president Cyril… Read More

Africa This Week – February 18, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsNigeria General – February 23, 2019 (postponed from February 16)Hours before polls were set to open, Nigeria’s election commission announced that the elections would be delayed a week, to February 23, due to unspecified “challenges.” BBC: “Nigeria… Read More


Upcoming ElectionsNigeria General – February 16, 2019Bloomberg: Nigeria’s Brutal Choice: Former Dictator or Alleged Kleptocrat Caleb Okereke profiles long-shot presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore in African Arguments: “Sowore, backed by the African Action Congress (AAC) party, is determined to… Read More

Africa This Week – February 4, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsNigeria General – February 16, 2019BBC reports: “Nigeria’s vice-president has said he is “safe and sound” after surviving a helicopter crash as he was on his way to an election campaign rally.” Presidential candidate Oby (Obiageli) Ezekwesili… Read More

Africa This Week – January 13, 2019

Upcoming Elections In addition to the elections below, we’re watching: Chad legislative and local (president has said they they will happen in the first half of 2019, but they have already been delayed several times and could be… Read More