Gabon is a wealthy and stable country and this might explain why the January 7 coup attempt failed.
Felix Tshisekedi may have clinched DRC's presidency but the road ahead won't be a smooth one.
Referenda have their place in democracy, but can also be misused.
The DRC could be the exception after a year in which opposition parties fared badly across East and Central Africa.
South Africa's electoral commission's failure to ensure a credible voters' roll threatens to undo its legacy of free and fair elections.
Mali has had a tumultuous 2018, and 2019 might not be any better.
Surveys shows that the majority of Africans prefer democracy, despite its flaws, to the alternatives.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court has performed remarkably well in protecting democracy since 1995.
It's been an eventful year for the Democratic Republic of Congo as the country prepares for elections.
Can Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili become the next Nigerian president?
Widespread concerns about the levels of immigration in South Africa make the issue appeal to voters across the economic and racial spectrum.
President Paul Biya's credibility and legitimacy are increasingly being tarnished, amid growing support for opposition candidates.
Can Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed overcome the country's contemporary history of tribal politics?
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.
Winners and losers are both trying to win the West’s support for their view.
Zanu-PF's more than two-thirds majority win in the parliament poll gives it the power to change the constitution if it wishes.
If the MDC-Alliance claims Zanu-PF and Zimbabwe's electoral commission rigged the elections, the onus is on them to prove it.
Zimbabweans face a complicated array of choices at the polls.