Energy crisis plan in action, yet more load-shedding coming  

In July 2022, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the much-required energy crisis plan, which aims to increase...

African Union at 20 – Successes and challenges

On 9 September 1999, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) adopted the Sirte Declaration calling for the...

Angola post-election analysis: at a crossroads, or more of the same?

Last week, Good Governance Africa’s Craig Moffat predicted that the MPLA would retain power in Angola’s 24 August...

Kenya’s supreme court declares William Ruto election winner

On 5 September, Kenya’s supreme court upheld results declaring William Ruto the winner of August’s presidential...

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Angola election day predictions

Angola election day predictions

According to numerous political commentators, President João Lourenço’s pursuit to be re-elected on 24 August 2022 is facing increasing pressure from the main opposition leader of UNITA, Adalberto Costa Júnior, who is ahead in several opinion polls. A poll from the...

Angola pre-election day developments

Angola pre-election day developments

Election campaigns Indications are that election campaigning has remained relatively peaceful with no major incidents of violence reported. The National Youth Council launched a door-to-door voter education campaign in Luanda. This campaign helped inform and educate...

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Angola Elections Tracker 2022

Angola Elections Tracker 2022

Introduction Political commentators predict that the Angolan 2022 electoral contest is set to be one of its most competitive yet. Opposition parties hope to address grievances like unemployment, poverty, inadequate housing, and public services in electoral votes this...

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