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.


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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


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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.