Tag: Sudan

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


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 28, 2019

On deck: Nigeria general (February 16); Senegal presidential (February 24); Madagascar parliamentary (March); Nigeria Rivers state gubernatorial and state legislature (March 2); Guinea legislative (overdue – mandates of current legislators expired January 13 – date not set for… 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

Africa This Week – January 7, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsNigeria General – February 16, 2019Nigerians go to the polls next month. John Campbell at the Council on Foreign Relations notes: “This political model based on an elite dominated, patrimonial society is challenged each electoral cycle by… Read More

Africa This Week – December 31, 2018

Upcoming ElectionsGuinea-Bissau Legislative – March 10, 2019The UN Security Council issued a statement expressing “deep concern” about continued delays of the legislative elections, which were supposed to take place on November 18 2018. “The members of the Security… Read More