Five African elections that could shake up the continent in 2017

The international footballer, George Weah might become president. And that’s not the half of it.

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

Africa’s major democracies will undergo a democratic litmus test in 2017. (AFP)

Ghana experienced a successful democratic transition of power last year. But elsewhere in Africa, things weren’t quite so straight forward.

Incumbent presidents managed to secure their seats in disputed elections by arresting opposition members, shutting down the internet and silencing free media.

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Author: Mucahid Durmaz