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.
Zimbabwe's upcoming elections potentially marks the start of a new order in the country, where the stakes are extremely high.
The credibility of Zimbabwe's elections will depend on issues like political violence and media freedom.
The arrest and sentencing of Somalilander Naima Qorane for publishing pro-unity poetry is just the tip of the iceberg in a state that's eager to maintain its sovereignity as a nation.
Legislation to control the private funding of political parties in South Africa is long overdue.
To understand why women in Africa are less politically represented than men, one needs to look into the history of the continent's gender gap when it comes to matters of leadership and governance.
As Rwanda marks the 24th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, much more needs to be done to unite the country.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has been in turmoil since President Kabila refused to relinquish power at the end of his term. But there is hope of ending the stalemate.
Now that President Xi Jinping's presidential term has been extended indefinitely, African governments need to plan strategically for their future engagements with the Chinese.
Claims about Cambridge Analytica's role in elections in Nigeria and Kenya have been overstated.
Ethiopia's recent upheavals could potentially destabilise the entire Horn of Africa.