Anxiety as Kenya, Rwanda and Angola Prepare for Polls
Rwanda, Kenya and Angola will be electing presidents on August 4, 8 and 23 respectively. In Rwanda, multi-term President Paul Kagame, who has been in power for 17 years, is reportedly guaranteed to win. Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga are clear favourites in that country, while in Angola there is anxiety as to how President José Eduardo dos Santos' succession will play out, considering his health status.
Nation, 23 July 2017
After a rather lacklustre electoral year, the season of big-league African polls is finally here. Read more »
Voters registration (file photo).
Rwanda: Election Countdown in Rwanda
Deutsche Welle, 23 July 2017
There is little doubt that Rwanda's President Paul Kagame will win the elections on August 4, as his government leaves no room for opposition. But will he leave at the end of his… Read more »
AfricaFocus, 24 July 2017
"Like Nairobi's infamous matatus, the election is barreling along, many times on the wrong side of the law, the noise and vitriol of the campaigns drowning out common sense. For… Read more »
IRIN, 24 July 2017
Food shortages and rising prices could be a decisive issue in Kenya's cliff-hanger election in two weeks' time, with the government accused by the opposition of mishandling a… Read more »
RFI, 19 July 2017
A decision on whether the EU will observe the Angolan elections will be made in the coming days, RFI learnt on Wednesday. The Angolan government earlier this week reportedly… Read more »
According to a survey by IPSOS Kenya, President Uhuru leads with a popularity rating of 47% while National Super alliance leader Raila Odinga is at 43% while that of Infotrak puts ... Read more »