Ahmad Ahmad, president of the Confederation of African Football, was considered a shoo-in for a second term. But the entry of South Africa's Patrice Motsepe has brought new dynamics to the race.
The Algerian regime has long understood how to mobilise the national football team's victories for a political agenda.
FIFA’s six-month receivership in Africa has left a mark on African football.
Leadership is a major constraint to the development of Africa's most popular sport.
Here is a run-down on everything you need to know ahead of the championships.
Cameroon being stripped off hosting the Africa Cup of Nations affects its international reputation and is likely to impact the economy.
Today in South Sudan's political climate, footballing success may wield more symbolic importance than anything else.