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Fri,17Nov2017

Elections

Democratic Republic of Congo: Canny Kabila

 

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The DRC’s president, who is still in power after his last term in office ended in 2016, continues to play the opposition, this time by co-opting former opponents and forming a new transitional government

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Changing of the guard

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Angola- Veteran president José dos Santos has anointed his successor, but defence minister Lourenço will face a keen test of his political skill in the months to come

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Egypt split ahead of polls

General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is a favourite among many circles to run for president. Photo©ReutersOpinion is split in Egypt ahead of a referendum on a new constitution that will set the stage for new presidential elections in April.

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Election Watch 2014: Algerian succession worries loom

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Photo©ReutersWill Algeria's three-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika stay or will he go?

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Election Watch 2014: A Nigerian go slow for Goodluck

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. Photo©ReutersThe next president is to be inaugurated on 31 May 2015. According to the constitution, national elections must be held six months earlier, in November or December 2014.

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Election Watch 2014: South Africa's born frees and battlegrounds

President Jacob Zuma is likely to win a second term in April electionsThe ruling African National Congress (ANC) will face its toughest elections yet next year when South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy and its fifth free election since the end of apartheid in 1994.

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Election Watch 2014: Egypt's tight deadlines and military precision

The military-backed transitional government stoked political tensions in late 2013 when General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said the military should have immunity under the new constitution.

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