Tag: Election

Botswana polls open in first real challenge to ruling party

Whichever party wins will have to move swiftly to transform the economy, which since independence from Britain in 1966 has grown at 8% a year to become one of Africa's most successful, but now risks coming unstuck because of over-reliance on a single commodity - diamonds.

Op-Ed: Mozambique elections will go ahead despite threats of violence

Mozambique’s elections – due in less than a month – will go ahead as planned despite threats by a splinter group of Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) fighters who have defied the party leadership and vowed to step up its violence.

Op-Ed: What you need to know about Tunisia’s presidential election

Tunisia’s voters took to the polls on Sunday, September 15, in the first round of the second democratic direct presidential election in the country’s history.

Mozambique seals energy deal with Russia on the brink of elections: What does this development hold for its growing economy?

Mozambique is country rich in gas, has unsustainably high debt levels and on a slow growth trajectory that followed the 2016 hidden debt crisis, according to the World Bank (WB). It has an election on the horizon and its President Filipe Nyusi recently sealed an energy and security deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin. For more on the lay of the land, Nathan Hayes, Country Analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) joins CNBC Africa for more.

Security challenges during Nigeria’s presidential elections

As many as 39 people have been killed in election violence in Nigeria. The Situation Room, which represents more than 70 civil society groups - gave the death toll the day after elections in Nigeria, citing data from Lagos-based consultancy SBM Intelligence. Nnamdi Obasi, Senior Adviser, Nigeria at Crisis Group joins CNBC Africa from Abuja to assess the security challenges during Nigeria’s election.

Nigeria’s January inflation drops to 11.37%

Nigeria’s January headline inflation declined to 11.37 percent year-on-year representing compared to 11.44 percent recorded in December 2018.

Asset allocation strategies that investors need to consider for in 2019

Understanding the risks and opportunities associated with Nigeria's election cycle is on the front burner this year. Toyin Sanni, Group CEO Emerging Africa Capital joins CNBC Africa to discuss the investment and asset allocation strategies that should guide investors this year.

ANC celebrates 107th birthday

This is the 25th year that the African National Congress governed South Africa. It's also a hundred and seven years since Africa's oldest liberation movement was born. But 2019 is also an election year and no better time for the party to look at itself and figure out exactly where it's going. For more CNBC Africa's Karabo Letlhatlha spoke to Somadoda Fikeni, Political Analyst at UNISA.