The ANC has lost so much support among its traditional voters it's now forced to look beyond them to retain power.
Can Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili become the next Nigerian president?
Electoral support by trade union federation Cosatu has been a huge asset for South Africa's governing ANC.
Incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta will be Mali's next president but an unremarkable first term, and a flawed election, could put a dent in his legacy.
Zimbabwe's new president promised to deliver the country citizens want but the nation remains on edge.
Nigerians go to the polls in 2019 in an election that the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari wants to win by any means necessary.
Emmanuel Shadary is President Joseph Kabila's preferred presidential candidate meaning that Kabila could remain in power if not in office.
If the MDC-Alliance claims Zanu-PF and Zimbabwe's electoral commission rigged the elections, the onus is on them to prove it.
In Africa, biased media coverage is one of the reasons voters have little faith in credible elections.
Zimbabweans face a complicated array of choices at the polls.
It's the final lap before Zimbabwe's first election since the fall of Robert Mugabe. The jury is out on who will win the presidency.
Mali faces huge challenges. Through the upcoming presidential election, Malians will tell the next president what they will and won't accept for their future.
Zimbabwe's upcoming elections potentially marks the start of a new order in the country, where the stakes are extremely high.
Jean-Pierre Bemba is a man with a past. Once accused of crimes against humanity, he is now making a play for the DRC's presidency.
A new survey suggests opposition Zimbabwean leader Nelson Chamisa is closing in on the ruling Zanu-PF's President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
The credibility of Zimbabwe's elections will depend on issues like political violence and media freedom.
The problem with South Africa's governing ANC, is that to many of its members, politics is not about public service but about resources.
South African parties are recognising that coalition politics is now part of the political landscape and is here to stay.
South Africa marks 24 years of freedom amid continuous contests over over governance, economic justice as well as reconciliation and inclusion.
The Democratic Alliance is potentially in a good position to challenge the ANC, which governs South Africa, for power.