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Party members at the national congress of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi in Dodoma, Tanzania 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).

Three African Countries Brace for Potential Election Turmoil

Friday, Oct. 2, 2020

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. ...

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