Three African Countries Brace for Potential Election Turmoil

Party members have their temperature checked and sanitize their hands as a precaution against the coronavirus at the national congress of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party in Dodoma, Tanzania, July 11, 2020 (AP Photo).
Party members have their temperature checked and sanitize their hands as a precaution against the coronavirus at the national congress of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party in Dodoma, Tanzania, July 11, 2020 (AP Photo).
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Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent. Three African countries are gearing up for fraught presidential elections this month that have raised fears of violence and disrupted democratic norms. In Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea, incumbents are seeking constitutionally questionable third terms, while in Tanzania, the government appears to be restricting the opposition’s ability to even compete. In Guinea, where rallies against a third term for President Alpha Conde have been ongoing since last year, Amnesty International reported this week that security forces killed at least 50 protesters between October […]

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