Togo: Togo Opposition Calls for Protests Against Election Results

[RFI] Togo’s opposition continues to refuse to recognise the results of the 2020 presidential election as announced by the country’s electoral commission and is calling on people to take to the streets to express their dissatisfaction with the re-election of incumbent President Faure Gnassingbé for a fourth term.

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Kenya: Why Elite Cohesion Is More Important Than Ethnicity to Political Stability

[The Conversation Africa] Kenyan politics is often depicted as a battle between different ethnic “Big Men” who can mobilise their supporters with a click of their fingers. The ability of successive generations of the Kenyatta family to rally the support of the Kikuyu community, and of Odingas to command the loyalty of Luos, means that it is also seen to be dominated by a small number of dynasties – a Game of Thrones, if you will.

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South Africa: EFF Wants Forensic Inquiry to Probe De Klerk’s Role in Apartheid Killings

[News24Wire] The EFF is threatening to take legal action to ensure a forensic inquiry is opened into former president FW De Klerk after his foundation issued a statement on Friday stating: “The idea that apartheid was ‘a crime against humanity’ was, and remains, an ‘agitprop’ project initiated by the Soviets and their ANC/SACP allies to stigmatise white South Africans.”

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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Frustrating Mbeki – Chamisa

[Zimbabwe Standard] OPPOSITION MDC leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday said former South African president Thabo Mbeki’s initiative to bring Zimbabwe’s political protagonists to the discussion table has hit a brickwall because President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not interested in talks with the opposition.

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Nigeria: Anxiety as Polls Commission De-Registers 74 Parties

[Daily Trust] Though the implications and circumstances of de-registration of 31 registered political parties, in 2012, may not be different from Thursday’s similar exercise which affected 74 parties, Daily Trust on Sunday reports the variant the latest exercise generated in the polity.

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