Former president of Ghana John Mahama (R) with members of the Commonwealth observer mission to Kenya in 2017. (Photo/Commonwealth/Flickr).

To The Music Of ‘Democracy Is Dying’, 12 African Countries Head To The Polls In 2019: How Will It End?

There is proliferation of progressive forces at all levels of African politics. They are exposing and combating corruption and other abuses of power.

Materials from the last presidential election in 2011. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is not up for re-election. (Photo/ Brittany Danisch)

After Somalia’s Vote, Here Are Africa’s Other Elections In 2017: Some Are Going To Be Dicey

Angola, Liberia, DR Congo, Rwanda and Kenya will all have presidential elections this year, more than a dozen more countries will hold parliamentary, municipal or local polls

A RwandAir plane flies near Mt. Kilimanjaro. Rwanda was an early adopter of the Doing Business reforms.

Africa In The Doing Business 2017 Rankings: Getting A Good Score Is Serious ‘Do Or Die’ State Business

A good performance in the Doing Business rankings is increasingly becoming a government priority for many African countries, following the lead of Rwanda, which was an early star-performer.