August 6, 2018Zimbabwe
Mnangagwa's victory was promptly and shamefully endorsed by African Union observers and those from the Southern African Development Community, but questioned by observers from the European Union, the National Democratic institute and the International Republican Institute, and, most important, the Zimbabwe Election Support Network, a local NGO umbrella that deployed 6,500 observers around the country.
April 13, 2018Kenya
The personal and political rivalry between the two leading candidates, Kenyatta and Odinga, who are Kikuyu and Luo, respectively, has more to do with election-related violence than actual, historical grievances between different ethnic groups.
March 14, 2018Kenya
Odinga has called off his defiance campaign against the Kenyatta government, while Kenyatta apparently is allowing Odinga to continue to use the title “people’s president." The official document released detailing the pact refers to both as “his excellency.”
October 31, 2017Kenya
The IEBC declares Kenyatta the winner of the election amid violence, low turnout, and a boycott by Odinga supporters.
October 27, 2017Kenya
New elections in Kenya are facing real problems, including low turnout, legal challenges, and protests. How will Kenyatta and Odinga respond?
October 19, 2017Kenya
Kenya’s new elections are scheduled for October 26. If they take place, it appears increasingly likely that their results will lack credibility, and that there will be violence. The standoff between …
October 25, 2017Kenya
Ballot papers printed in Dubai are arriving at Nairobi airport and being distributed around the country, albeit with some difficulty, indicating that the elections will go ahead. The ballot includes …