President Jacob Zuma plays chess against Ybella Xulu, at a tournament held at Nkandla in 2013. Nkandla has become symbolic of Zuma's chess moves against corruption allegations. (Photo/ Flickr/GCIS)

Africa In The 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index: Some Gains, Some Slides, And Much Stagnation

Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe are the most improved African countries on the Corruption Perceptions index, but several others, including South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya failed to improve their scores


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Incumbent Zambian president Edgar Lungu. He is set to have another five years in office. (Photo/ UNHCR / JM. Ferré)

How African Courts Uphold All Incumbent Victories – And Entrench Electoral Cheating

No court in Africa has ever overturned a presidential election result in favour of the challenger. Judgements have always favoured the incumbent candidate, the candidate sponsored by the ruling party, or the presumptive winner.