Cameroonian President Paul Biya votes in the presidential elections in the capital Yaounde. He has been in power for 36 years.
President Paul Biya's credibility and legitimacy are increasingly being tarnished, amid growing support for opposition candidates.
President Yoweri Museveni has been given the legal go-ahead to run for the presidency again.
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has been given the green light to run for another term. He should be happy, but he's not.
A Togolese opposition supporter during protests over alleged electoral fraud in 2005.
Togo illustrates the difficulty of moving away from personalised politics.
President Kabila’s time in government has shown an inability to bring together the various ethnic groups.
African leaders need to acknowledge the gravity of the Congo crisis and apply pressure on Kabila.
Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza is one of many authoritarian African leaders.
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More leaders in more African countries will abolish term limits unless organisations like the African Union take action.
African countries holding elections increases the quality of civil liberties.
The process of institutionalisation may be patchy and uneven. But one thing is clear: Africa is not without functioning institutions.
Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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.