With at least 25 African countries conducting national elections in 2016-2017, great attention is being focused on election management bodies.
Leaders like Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe use term-limit changes to extend their reign - but people are protesting, fighting for change.
Gabon has been rocked by violent protests since the results of its presidential election were declared. This shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Togo opposition parties demonstrate for reforms, as Gnassingbe promises first local elections in 30 years
The Global Political Agreements, signed by the ruling party and opposition groups, limits the number of presidential terms to two
Kabila takes out a rival: DR Congo political crisis escalates with arrest warrant for presidential hopeful Katumbi
The crackdown on Katumbi mirrors repression by other leaders in the region like in Burundi and Uganda
The World Economic Forum Africa summit merely reinforced extractive-industry and high-tech myths
An African political lesson from Uganda: Don’t insist an election was rigged, or hold your own swearing in
Museveni and Besigye are caught in a death dance that can go badly for Uganda, and illustrates the end game for Africa's revolutionary parties
Uganda's Museveni sworn-in for fourth decade in power, as rival Besigye arrested after rival oath of office
Museveni thanked Russia for its willingness to sell weaponry, "without conditions and arrogance," and dismissed ICC as a "bunch of useless people"
Zuma saga: at its worst, South African democracy beats some African states when they are at their best
There were important lessons for Africa as strong institutions won out over a strong man
Are poor societies stuck with their dictators and failed elections? Some new and surprising insights
Poor African nations may transition to democratic laws and multiparty polls, but only for a short period. Their odds of flourishing remain slim
UPDATE: Congo deploys troops in capital Brazzaville after heavy gunfire, just days since Nguesso extended rule
The American said it is limiting its operations and canceling routine consular services “in light of the ongoing threat”
Besigye has said his detention was designed to block him from gathering evidence of fraud in what he called a "scandalous" election
Hardly a single African country has both marvellously survived a long-term leader’s rule and gone on to prosper without missing a step
Museveni has hailed his victory, and dismissed Besigye's complaints and concerns of observer groups who have criticised the election as unfair
UPDATE: Uganda’s Museveni declared winner of chaotic election, as detained rival Besigye rejects result
“Ugandan authorities created an atmosphere of intimidation in the run up to and during Thursday’s vote”
UPDATED: Long-term ruler Museveni in early lead, as voting enters second day in chaotic Uganda election
Because it was the opposition stronghold affected, some see sabotage rather than incompetence in the election day chaos
UPDATED: Vote count begins after opposition leader detained on day of chaotic Uganda vote, and social media blocked
The long delays occurred especially in the capital Kampala, where the opposition usually gains many votes
“Incumbency is a big problem [in Africa]. It’s really hard to take them down because they use state machinery to their advantage"
On a continent where leaders go to extremes to cling to office, it's unusual to have one who tries to leave early - then being told by court he can't