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2024: Africa’s biggest election year

Sixteen African countries are set to have their elections across the year. This will make or break Africa's political landscape as well as Africa's relations with the West moving forward

This year, sixteen African countries will be holding their elections. These countries are Algeria, Botswana, Chad, Comoros, Ghana, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, Somaliland, South Africa, South Sudan, Tunisia and Togo.

 

Algeria

Elections in the North African country are set to be held in December with the current President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to run for a second term.

Botswana

The southern African country is set to hold its elections in October, and the current President, Mokgweetsi Masisi, will run for a second term.

Chad

In the Sahel region of Africa, Chad will hold its elections in October. The current head of state, General Mahamat Idriss Deby, who took power through a military coup, will be part of the 2024 presidential race.

Comoros

The southeastern African island country held its election on the 14 January. About 300.000 people voted, and incumbent President Azali Assoumani is set to win a fourth five-year term and was the first elected President of Comoros in 2002. However, he was accused of pre-stuffing ballots by opposition leaders.

Ghana

West African country Ghana’s elections will occur on the 7 December. The candidates include the incumbent vice-president, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia of the National Patriotic Party(NPP), The National Democratic Congress’ John Mahama, New Force Movement’s Nana Kwame Bediako and Movement for Change’s Alan Kyeremanten.

Mauritania

The Northern African country is set to have its election on the 22 June.

Mauritius

The Southeastern African country is set to have its elections on the 30 November.

Mozambique

The Southern African country is set to be held on the 9 October.

Namibia

The election date has not yet been confirmed

Rwanda

The eastern African country is set to occur on the 15 July.

Senegal

The West African country’s election will occur next month on the 25 February.

Somaliland

The East African country’s elections will occur on the 13 November.

South Africa

There is no confirmed date for the elections

South Sudan

There is no confirmed date for the elections

Tunisia

There is no confirmed date for the elections

Togo

There is no confirmed date for the elections.

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