There is proliferation of progressive forces at all levels of African politics. They are exposing and combating corruption and other abuses of power.
Mnangagwa has backtracked from Mugabe’s more confrontational rhetoric. Zimbabwe’s ruling party now uses cliches like “fresh start”, “new dispensation”, and “open for business”. The talk has been matched by some action.
Vote tallying was a fiasco. The landslide by long-ruling MPLA was potentially a total fabrication.
This is a replica of the 2013 polls where the two presidential candidates, Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, were the dominant opponents.
Why does Kenya have a plethora of election laws that it expertly drafts, and then enthusiastically ignores? And why do some other countries have hardly anything on paper, but their practice is far above and beyond?
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