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Why the PDP lost

The PDP formerly styled itself as the “largest party in Africa”. Now, after Nigeria’s historic 2015 elections, it’s only the largest party in the two …

Nigeria Election 2015: Defining a Nation

These are exciting times. Nigeria goes to the polls this month in what could be the most significant elections ever in Africa’s most populous nation. …

Lesotho: A new era?

If Mosisili has novelty value, then it is only in comparison to Africa’s longest ruling presidents. He has already governed Lesotho for 14 years, and this will be his fourth term.

Nigerian election on a knife-edge

The outcome of Nigeria’s election remains on a knife-edge this evening, with a mere 20,000 votes separating incumbent Goodluck Jonathan from fierce rival Muhammadu Buhari as the election enter its final stages.

Electoral Commissions: No more “yes men”

Presidents’ yes men used to fill too many of the continent’s electoral commissions. Now, thanks to growing civic awareness and transparency, some of Africa’s election arbiters are moving firmly in the right direction. But ensuring free and fair elections is one hell of a job.

Who will win here? Part II

LAGOS STATE Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial powerhouse, would be competing with Ghana to be the second-largest economy in West Africa after Nigeria if it were an …