2019 marked Nigeria’s 6th election in 20 years since Africa’s biggest democracy returned to civilian rule after decades of military government.
Guinea-Bissau began counting ballots on Sunday after a calm day of voting in a run-off presidential election between two former prime ministers who both promise to bring stability to the turbulent West African nation.
The end of 2019 also marks the end of a decade and it has been a busy one for South African politics. A number of political parties were formed, with some managing to grow in leaps and bounds, while others fell by the wayside as they lost their seats in Parliament.
Thousands of people took to the streets in Algiers and other cities on Thursday chanting “No vote! We want freedom!” as Algerian authorities held a presidential election that protesters view as a charade to keep the ruling elite in power.
Hong Kong authorities granted protesters permission to march this weekend, organizers said on Thursday, giving the green light to a rally seen as a gauge of the pro-democracy movement’s support following its sweeping victory in local elections.