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.
In April 2015, President Pierre Nkurunziza sparked months of mass protests and brutal repression when he sought - and later won - a contested third term. Presidential elections in ... Read more »
Burundi's government has told East African leaders that preparations for elections in 2020 are going ahead and are being done "democratically in compliance with the law". Read more »
Burundi's electoral commission has announced that 73 percent of all eligible voters approved a new constitution that will scrap presidential term limits and allow President Pierre ... Read more »
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