South Africa's electoral commission's failure to ensure a credible voters' roll threatens to undo its legacy of free and fair elections.
For many Zimbabweans Robert Mugabe will remain a contested figure.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court has performed remarkably well in protecting democracy since 1995.
The question of land has been hotly contested in Namibia ever since independence.
The ANC has lost so much support among its traditional voters it's now forced to look beyond them to retain power.
Jair Bolsonaro has very rightwing views likely to put a final nail in the coffin off Brazil's Africa moment spearheaded by former president Lula da Silva.
After the 1994 genocide, Rwanda pivoted towards the Anglophone world. But not entirely.
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.
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.
As Emmerson Mnangagwa blames Grace Mugabe for a failed bombing at a rally, his rivals try to find a way to close the gap.
Some human rights activists worry that Cameroon could be the site of Africa's next civil war.
Many African elections are less than ideal. But is the rest of the world really that much better?
Populism gets a bad rap for fuelling the rise of authoritarianism. But it can also be a shot in the arm for liberal democracy.
The death of Mozambican opposition leader Alfonso Dhlakama could affect the progress made to end hostilities in the country.
Zimbabwe has high hopes for a post-Mugabe era, but it has some serious growing pains to deal with first.
Claims about Cambridge Analytica's role in elections in Nigeria and Kenya have been overstated.
The way South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa has constituted his cabinet reflects the distribution of power within the governing ANC.
Zuma's almost daily scandals and missteps provided his opponents with perfect electoral fodder. A competent president is the last thing they need.