Tag: voting

Elections in Africa: democratic rituals matter even though the outlook is bleak

André Guichaoua | Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne The multi-party systems established in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia in the early 1990s have endured despite electoral violence. But democratic hopes have been dashed or perverted throughout...

Africa leads the way in election technology, but there’s a long way to go

Stephen Chan | SOAS, University of London Kenya’s recently annulled elections will soon be re-run, but the long-term questions they raised about election management are still unanswered. The spotlight is on the work of international observer...

Kenyan election body removes official over ballot delays

Kenya's electoral body said it had removed a senior official from his post over a delay in preparing ballot papers.

Deputy President Ramaphosa says South Africa must avoid “mafia state” fate

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa admitted his party had become associated with corruption.

Kenya’s opposition alliance picks Odinga as presidential candidate

Kenya's main opposition alliance said on Thursday it had chosen veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga as its candidate for a presidential election scheduled for August 8.

Kenyan president signs election amendments law despite rigging fears

Odinga has tried and failed to win the presidency in three previous elections, including in 2013 and 2007.

How Gambia's top brass turned on long-ruling Jammeh

The decision by the quirky but widely feared Jammeh to accept defeat in the Dec. 1 election has been hailed as a victory for democracy.