Mokoko worked for Sassou Nguesso until he announced his candidacy, and doesn’t acknowledge the Congo president's victory
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
Congo leader Sassou Nguesso wins third term without breaking a sweat, sets eyes on 40 years in power
He will join the leaders of Equatorial Guinea, Angola, Zimbabwe and Uganda in resilient veterans club.
Fears of violence are running high as the country waits to see if President Denis Sassou Nguesso has managed to extend his 32-year rule.
UPDATED: 5 things about Congo Republic as Nguesso goes for life presidency—for one its oil is drying up
The fourth-biggest producer of crude in sub-Saharan Africa, could its dwindling reserves portend politial change ahead?
October vote modified the constitution, removing a 70-year age limit and two-term barrier to enable him to extend his rule
In a page out of Museveni's book, police grill presidential challenger to Congo veteran Sassou Nguesso
The leaders of Uganda and Congo, in power for a combined 72 years, resort to time-honoured tactics while interacting with challengers to their rule.
Break with the past, stay in the past—court cancels Central Africa vote; in neighbouring Congo Nguesso confirms third term run
Election season in Central Africa--CAR annuls parliamentary vote as Congo Republic brings forward presidential election to March.
How new leaders start off and forthcoming elections are settled in the first quarter, could set the tone for the rest of the year.
The two presidential terms in Africa go back to the late 1990s; a lesson drawn from the results of autocratic regimes and presidency for life.
Boni Yayi's decision sets him apart from African leaders, such as Congo's Sassou Nguesso, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe and Uganda's Yoweri Museveni.
Rwanda shaves president’s term to 5 years, as Senegal, Liberia plan similar cuts. Kagame 3rd term remains on course
While a few countries look to cut presidential terms, in others leaders are getting more bites at the cherry as their stay in office gets extended.
What do Burundi, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Algeria, Tunisia, Cameroon, Uganda, Chad, Congo, Rwanda, have in common?
Over the last 15 years, from all corners of Africa, the term limit has been attacked. Critics say it's "foreign". Supporters say it brings stability.
UPDATED: 10% or 70% turnout? No matter, as Congo officials say over 90% backed president-for-life vote
Bid to extend Sassou Nguesso's 31 years in power has now been adopted, government says. He has been in power for all but five years since 1979.
This week Tanzania will have a new leader; Ivory Coast to return an old one. And Congo's will add to his 30 years
Whichever way it turns out, with Kikwete stepping down after two terms, Tanzania will have a different man at the top.
Three votes on Sunday reveal Africa’s many faces, and could change the continent in rather unexpected ways
What do a 'third term Central Africa corridor', a long-ruling party and big infrastructure have in common? Plenty...
Sunday vote bonanza: Tight race in Tanzania, easy run for Ouattara in Ivory Coast, in Congo Nguesso seeks presidency for life
Two general elections, and in a tense vote to change the constitution in Congo, long-term ruler wants to extend his stay office.
The ban comes ahead of a referendum on Sunday that will determine whether veteran leader Sassou Nguesso can seek another presidential term.
Love term limits? There are those who hate them - thousands rally for Congo leader's bid to extend rule
Sassou Nguesso has been in power for 30 years. His supporters say it is not enough, he should get more - and looks almost certain to.