The Democratic Republic of Congo has implemented power-sharing agreements before but none of them have worked.
South Africa's polls have been praised for adhering to international election best practice. But, they are not without problems.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's new leader Felix Tshisekedi is being undermined by the outgoing regime of Joseph Kabila.
A dictionary of African politics reveals the witty and insightful political terminology that people in different African countries use.
After a long history of botched elections, Nigerians are hopeful that the 2019 poll results will be more credible.
Shutting down or controlling access to the internet has become a go-to strategy among some African states who want to control the political narrative.
Democratic and authoritarian countries are moving further away from each other.
Opening up positions of political power to women will lead to effective and better implemented development policies.
There are question marks over whether Nigeria's upcoming elections will be credible.
Countries that regulate political party funding do so to preserve their sovereignty and integrity of domestic politics.
Ethiopia has gone through a series of changes that's put the country on firm democratic footing.
The argument isn't whether African democracies are better than those in the West. It's simply that the idea of "real" and "not yet real" democracies expresses a colonial mentality, not reality.
African countries' adoption of e-government platforms hasn't served the majority of their citizens.
The DRC's Constitutional Court has upheld Felix Tshisekedi's presidential election win.
Confidence in democracy in the DRC will be built through incremental steps.
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.