All Eyes On AU Ahead of Burundi, Tanzania, CAR 2020 Elections

The AU observer missions are likely to come under scrutiny as Tanzania, Burundi and the Central African Republic prepare for elections in 2020, amid complaints of opposition intimidation and gagging of the media. Critics argue that election observation, which ought to add value to the democracy-building and peace-building functions of elections in Africa, has not achieved its goals since it favours "status quo and stability" rather than credible elections, writes Fred Oluoch for the East African.

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