African countries to be put to the test in 2020
At least 12 African countries are headed to the polls for executive challenges this year. But civil unrest, violent extremism and the ‘big men’ who cling to power make the deepening of democracy on the continent a demanding task
Elections are set to stress-test the restive Sahel region, where some of the countries going to elections this year have experienced deadly jihadist violence and civil unrest. Legislative elections are scheduled for Mali, Chad and Cameroon (long postponed due to logistic and security issues), and various presidential polls are in the offing...