Elections and unrest: Africa’s main hotspots in 2019 - News Summed Up

Elections and unrest: Africa’s main hotspots in 2019


There are big elections in South Africa and Nigeria – the two powerhouses of Africa. But 2019 looks set to be hugely challenging in other African states where instability, terrorism and autocracy don’t look like they’ll abate any time soon. South Africa and Nigeria, the continent’s two biggest economies, are among more than 20 African nations that will hold elections this year. NigeriaAfrica’s most populous nation is bracing for another round of general elections that have traditionally been marred by violence and rigging. Political tensions also continue to simmer, with the government and opposition still at loggerheads over last year’s disputed election.


Source: Ethiopian News January 11, 2019 02:26 UTC



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